Custom Winchester Model 70 .308 Win. Bolt Action Target Rifle, 1965 C&R

SOLD FOR: $910

WOA#:  WY240311WOA007

Make: Winchester

Model: Custom Model 70

Serial Number: 751803

Year of Manufacture: 1965

Caliber: .308 Winchester

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle

Markings: The left of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK”, the top of the chamber ring has the Winchester proof, the right of the chamber ring is marked with the serial number. The bolt body is hand-scribed with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 26″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Redfield International Match globe-style sight with aperture insert mounted to a sight block at the muzzle-end of the barrel. There is a pair of drilled and tapped holes on the barrel over the front of the forend and another on the chamber ring for sight/optic mounts (none present). The bridge is drilled and tapped with a clip-guide installed. The left-rear of the receiver is drilled and tapped with a Redfield International Match receiver sight installed. The black rubber eyepiece has hardened and has losses.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece smooth walnut with pistol grip, straight comb with cheekpiece, black rubber Mershon buttpad and inlet accessory rail in the forend. The stock has scattered nicks, scuffs, scratches and areas of finish wear. The action is bedded to the stock. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 12 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stocks rate in about Very Good-plus overall condition as not original to the gun.

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its current metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. There is some handling wear on the bolt knob. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads are tool marked. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition as customized.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a more thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: Winchester’s Model 70 was a pioneering bolt action sporting rifle that was introduced in 1936 and is still being produced today! As with many other such long-lived platforms, it has not only been available in a plethora of configurations, but has served as the base for an even wider variety of custom builds. This is one such example, made on a 1965 receiver with an after-market heavy profile barrel chambered for .308 Winchester. The action is bedded in a custom walnut stock and is currently set up with a nice set of Redfield International target sights as well as a clip-guide. With a bright bore and strong mechanics, this ought to still be a great shooter for years to come. Please see our pictures and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Custom Winchester Model 70 .308 Win. Bolt Action Target Rifle, 1965 C&R
Custom Winchester Model 70 .308 Win. Bolt Action Target Rifle, 1965 C&R