Winchester Model 70 .30-06 SPRG Rifle C&R w/ Pre 1964 Vintage Weaver Scope

SOLD FOR: $1,084

WOA#: WY240108HL003

Make: Winchester

Model: 70

Serial Number: 157320

Year of Manufacture: 49-50

Caliber: .30-06 SPRG

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Magazine

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN CONN,U.S. OF AMERICA-WINCHESTER MODEL 70 30-06 SPRG.- / –TRADE MARK  WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL –”.  And a circled WP Proof.  The left side of the receiver is marked “ –WINCHESTER TRADE MARK– .”.  The right side of the receiver is marked “157320”.

Barrel Length: 23 1/4”

Sights / Optics:  There is a hooded bead front sight and a flip up rear sight  . The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped and has a Vintage Weaver K4-60B scope mounted.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is a one-piece checkered wood with a traditional pistol grip, straight comb, metal butt plate, and sling studs front and rear. There are some scratches and depressions on the stock.The action is bedded in the stock.  The checkering is well defined with sharp peaks. There are no chips, cracks, or nicks. The LOP measures 13.5″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has no visible wear. Overall, the stock is in Great condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Internal 4+1 magazine.

Type of Finish: Wood

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish.  There are some faint loose storage marks and a scuff on top of the barrel.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. There are wear marks in the bore from the bolt. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. This rifle employs a push feed bolt. The safety is mounted at the back of the bolt on the right side. It has three positions. Pushed all the way forwards, the safety is off and ready to fire. In the middle position, the safety blocks the trigger, but allows the bolt to be opened for loading and unloading. In the rear position, the safety blocks the trigger and the bolt. 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 Featherweight is a classic bolt-action rifle renowned for its accuracy, reliability, and elegant design. Originally introduced in the early 20th century, the Model 70 has remained a favorite among hunters and sports shooters alike. The Featherweight variant, in particular, is prized for its lightweight yet durable construction, making it ideal for carrying over long distances in pursuit of game.

Chambered in .30-06 Springfield, a versatile and widely used cartridge, the Model 70 Featherweight offers ample power for hunting a variety of game species, from deer to elk. The .30-06 cartridge’s proven performance and availability of ammunition further enhance the rifle’s appeal to hunters and shooters. With its controlled-round feeding and three-position safety, the Model 70 ensures smooth and reliable operation in any conditions, instilling confidence in the shooter’s ability to make accurate shots.

Collectors and enthusiasts value the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight for its historical significance and craftsmanship. Many appreciate the rifle’s classic lines and traditional walnut stock, which provide both aesthetic appeal and functional comfort. Additionally, the Model 70’s status as a Curio & Relic (C&R) firearm adds to its allure for those interested in firearms history and preservation. Overall, the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight .30-06 SPRG Bolt Action Rifle C&R represents a timeless combination of form, function, and performance cherished by generations of shooters.Please see our photos and good luck bidding! C.J.

Winchester Model 70 .30-06 SPRG Rifle C&R w/ Pre 1964 Vintage Weaver Scope
Winchester Model 70 .30-06 SPRG Rifle C&R w/ Pre 1964 Vintage Weaver Scope