Model: Model 70
Serial Number: 797123
Year of Manufacture: 1965
Caliber: .300 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The barrel is marked "Made In U.S.A. / Winchester Proof Steel / Winchester Model 70 300 Win. Magnum". The Winchester Proof is on top of the barrel. The right side of the frame is marked "797123". The left side of the frame is marked "Winchester".
Barrel Length: About 26" to the end of the Compensator.
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a Bushnell Banner, 3x - 9x scope. The scope has fine duplex crosshairs. The lenses are clear, though just a bit dusty. The exterior of the scope shows just a few marks and scratches, but no dents. The barrel has one forward tapped hole and two at the rear position. There are no iron sights present.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are oil finished and checkered wood, missing the buttplate. The checkering has worn a bit but is still pronounced. The forward sling swivel stud is missing and the White line spacer at the cap has discolored a bit. The LOP measures about 13 1/4". The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion or pitting and just a bit of fouling.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 93% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows thinning and scratching on the trigger guard and magazine floorplate. The rear iron sight position has a mark from mounting of the original sight. There are just a few slight marks on the barrel. This rifle shows little use and good care in storage. The Screw heads are a bit worn, but very serviceable. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A Bushnell scope with mounts is provided.
Our Assessment: A heavy hitting .300 Winchester magnum weighing in at 8 Lbs 13 oz. and with a compensator is sure to be quite a handful, but a manageable one. The Winchester Model 70 has been America's favorite rifle since it’s introduction in the 1930's. Well made and proven, this powerful rifle will not disappoint you in the field.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.
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