In 1958, 4,000 guns were assembled for a total production of 58,733. I am thinking of trading the rifle for a 270 or 308 but want to verify its value. Some serial numbers were skipped between 1904 and 1920. It does still have the best factory hunting trigger ever made, and if the function is fine and the looks suit you, enjoy it. Not claiming they are more accurate, just posting to show the info I received from Win. This will be sold for a friend whose father passed away.
There are two different magazines, one for the plunger type and the other for the claw type. Winchester made 3 different style bolts for the Winchester model 70. Where can I find manufacture dates for Winchester Model 1894 rifles? The 3 basic types of actions are Super Short Action, Short Action, and Long Action. A total of 545,511 were delivered to U. Later production is not known due to lost records.
The rear bridge on the pre-war has no original holes in the recessed and matted wavy line area. Re-introduced in 1973, as the model 37-A, discontinued in 1981. More Views: Additional Media: Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Pre '64. A model 67 with Winchester telescopic sight, introduced in 1937, discontinued in 1942 after production of less than 2,300 guns. This is an interesting piece about wood stocked classic stainless 70's. I know it must be from the somewhere in the 90s.
This is all as clear as mud, I am sure! Any insights or direction would be greatly appreciated. Is the grain very straight or very curly? You can bring your original post up be clicking Want Answer. Numrich has a parts diagram for a U. I remember seeing an add in a sporting magazine about Winchester making a special run of Classic Stainless Model 70's with a select walnut stock. I would like to buy this gun but I can't afford it. Winchester T Series is ammunition that always performs at its best-even when things are at their worst.
The ejector was made longer to compensate for shorter calibers. The steel hinged magazine cover was held in place at the rear by a plunger that was housed inside the front of the guard bow, trigger guard. I had no idea what the gun was worth. One problem was that they called it the pre 64 type. The barrel used the same threads as before, but did not keep the coned breech. Are there rust spots or pits in the metal? I have a somewhat different set of serial numbers than those previously posted here.
The lip rode under a part of the receiver rail that help prevent bolt binding. We recommend the following books for more information on this subject. But perhaps these pages can help you somewhat in your research. I don't follow non-Classic serial numbers! The Bluing appears to be consistent across all the digits. Serial numbers were supposed to have started at 700,000 when the new model was introduced in1964. With a serial-number search they may be able to tell owners such things as shipping dates, warehouse shipped from, trigger and stock information as well as other features of the firearm. And in figure 6 you can see that the bolt uses the small style extractor, but the bolt face is not completely inletted.
Winchester Lever Action Repeating Firearms, Vol. Manufacture of the 290 ceased in 1976. The action was lengthened slightly to accommodate the longer cartridges. Winchester's Model 70 bolt-action rifle is without a doubt, one of the darlings of the American rifle shooter. Winder muskets, made in 1918 and 1919, were given the designation Model 87, but serials were in the single shot range. Serial numbers range from one to around 10,000; a few guns do not have serial numbers. Beautiful gun with a Trijicon 3-9x 40 scope attached.
The chart in this thread for serial id show a lapse between 64 and 65 models. The model 1873 is commonly known as The Gun that Won the West. We reserve the right to make changes at any time and make no claims as to accuracy. These numbers would encompass both sporter and varmit model 70's. An older weapon with matching serial numbers throughout will be more valuable than firearm rebuilt with parts from different firearms. Factory letters for you gun can be obtained from: The Cody Firearms Museum Buffalo Bill Historical Center 720 Sheridan Ave Cody Wy. DeHass states that it happened at serial number 866,000 in 1968 concurrent with the improvements of 1968, notably the guide lug on the bolt.
The non magnum caliber magazines held 5 rounds. Winchester, by far, is the most famous name in firearms. Winchester was famous for Running Changes. Death by 1000 cuts is the tactic. History of Winchester; Winchester Model Information; When Was Your Winchester Made? I need your help and guidance, please, to share some information and point me in the right direction for additional research.