pre-64 model 70?

Discussion in 'Winchester' started by Anonymous, May 10, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    i have a pre-64 model 70, almost mint condition, i hunt with it a lot, it has a few nicks on the stock, but nothing much, i also have a redfield widefield 2x-7x 30mm, it is in good shape too, can anyone give me an appraisal over the internet?
     
  2. wwb

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    Minor nicks and scratches on the stock won't affect the value. The percent original finish remaining is the determining factor for condition.

    In order to appraise a pre-'64 Model 70, you need the production year to determine the class, since there are three classes; pre WWII, transition, and pre-64. You also need the model, the caliber, and the grade.

    Different Models are: Standard, Featherweight, Carbine(rare), Target, Varmint, African, and Westerner.

    The Model 70 was offered in many calibers, from .22 Hornet to .458 Win Mag, with some calibers available in only certain models.

    There were standard grade and super grade models available.

    I'd suggest starting with the Blue Book of Gun vaues for a basic idea of what it's worth. Also, any non-factory alterations will substantially decrease the value.

    Appraising Model 70's, like a lot of other old Winchesters and Colts, is very complex, and you REALLY have to know your stuff.
     

  3. Anonymous

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    mine is probably the carbine, just because of the short barrel and compactness if thats a word, but its pretty heavy, and its a 270, i dont know what year it is, where can i go to figure that out
     
  4. Anonymous

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    i just measured the barrel, and the only way i could have messed up is measuring to much and it was 21 inches, im not completely positive its a pre 64, thats what i was told though and my grandfather is very knowledgeable of guns, he bought it in the 70s and said it was a pre 64, he bought it used off of a man in colorado
     
  5. wwb

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    If it's a carbine, it will have a 20 inch barrel, and the front sight base will be an integral part of the barrel forging.

    The serial number will tell you the age - post it as 1234XX and I'll look up the year.
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    im not sure if i found the correct serial number, but here it goes:
    G961058
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    im not sure if i found the correct serial number, but here it goes:
    G961058
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    never mind, i figured the date out, its a 1970 model, well, that sucks, i thought i had a real collectors item
     
  9. Anonymous

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    never mind, i figured the date out, its a 1970 model, well, that sucks, i thought i had a real collectors item
     
  10. CartridgeGuy

    CartridgeGuy Active Member

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    Don't feel bad man....you still have a dandy rifle! :)
     
  11. Clayslayer

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    Nothing wrong with a 1970 Model 70! Nothing at all! My dad has one that is either a '70 or a '72, not quite sure. He's used it for years and years.

    My Model 70 XTR Featherweight in .270 was made right around 1990 or maybe a few years earlier. I'll have to check but it's cloming up on 20 years old.