Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 .270 Win 24” Bolt Action Rifle, 1954 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,256

WOA#: WY240108HL004

Make: Winchester

Model: 70

Serial Number: 323002

Year of Manufacture: 1954

Caliber: .270 WIN

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Hinged Floorplate Magazine

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base fixed to the front of the barrel (hood removed).  The rear sight dovetail is filled.  The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is one-piece checkered walnut with a semi-pistol grip, monte-carlo comb, orange rubber Winchester buttpad and sling swivels front and rearThere are a few compressions and minor marks. There are some scattered light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad. The pad shows light wear and discoloration, having hardened slightly with age. Overall, the stock is in Fine Plus condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is some corrosion primarily at the muzzle end of the bore on the bottom.   In my opinion, this bore rates 7 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The bolt is serial matching. There is some finish wear on some of the edges, most noticeable at the muzzle. There are a few little infrequent marks through the finish, most noticeable on the bottom metal assembly. There is operational wear including finish wear on the bolt knob. There is a scuff on the chamber exterior.  Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.

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

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment:  The Winchester Model 70 in .270 Winchester is an iconic bolt-action rifle revered by hunters and marksmen for its precision, reliability, and the legendary status of its cartridge. Introduced in the late 1930s and known as the “Rifleman’s Rifle,” the Model 70 quickly set the standard for what a hunting rifle should be, combining a controlled round feed action with a free-floating barrel for unmatched accuracy. The .270 Winchester chambering offers a perfect balance of power and recoil, making it ideal for a wide range of game from deer to elk, in various terrains. Its finely crafted stock, smooth action, and robust construction ensure that it stands the test of time, both in performance and aesthetics. The Winchester Model 70 in .270 Win continues to be a favorite among enthusiasts who demand the best in craftsmanship and performance, solidifying its place in the pantheon of great American firearms.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! -L.S.

Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 .270 Win 24” Bolt Action Rifle, 1954 C&R
Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 .270 Win 24” Bolt Action Rifle, 1954 C&R