What is a Model 70 Classic?
Dubbed the “Classic”, this action was a return to the things that made the Model 70 famous. Featuring a full-length claw extractor, receiver mounted ejector, coned breech and controlled round feeding (CRF), the Classic had the look, feel, and function of its revered forefather.
Where is Winchester 1873 serial number?
The serial number is found on the lower tang just past the lever handle.
What is special about a pre 64 Winchester Model 70?
The Model 70 offered stronger action, more checkering, improved safety, and much improved trigger. Collectors prefer the Model 70’s manufactured prior to World War II with their fine finish and hand fitted parts even though they did not provide for conventional scope mounting.
What caliber was the Winchester 1873?
It was originally chambered for the . 44-40 cartridge, which was the first centrefire cartridge and which became immensely popular. The 1873 was later produced in . 38-40 and .
Why can’t I Date my Model 70 by serial number?
While dating your Model 70 by serial number can be difficult, and there are many “legends” about why the historic serial number records for Winchester rifles and shotguns are not complete or why they are not always verifiable. A few reasons cited are: There is probably some kernel of truth to all of them.
What was the last serial number for a Winchester Model 70?
The last pre-64 Model 70 made bears serial number 581,471. The Post-64 Winchester Model 70
What was the last model of Model 70 made?
The pre-64 Model 70 was made in a number of grades and models including; Super Grade, Super Grade Featherweight, Super Grade African, Alaskan, Featherweight, Varmint, Bull Gun, National Match, and Target. The last pre-64 Model 70 made bears serial number 581,471.
Is a Winchester Model 70 better than a pre 64?
Current Winchester Model 70 Production Versions The current production Model 70 rifles are every inch the equal of their pre-64 antecedents, and are arguably a better rifle. The test would be to put an original pre-64 Model 70 side by side with a current production rifle and do a point by point comparison.