Winchester Model 70 Featherweight .7mm MAUSER (7×57) Bolt Action Rifle

SOLD FOR: $3,585

WOA#: WY240220BA017

Make: Winchester

Model: 70 Featherweight

Serial Number: 35CZX05400

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 7mm Mauser

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Magazine

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER MODEL 70 7MM MAUSER 7×57 ONLY.- / –MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CT U.S.A. –”.  The top of the barrel has a circled WP Proof.  The left side of the receiver is marked “ –WINCHESTER– / TRADEMARKS LICENSED FROM OLIN CORP.”.  The right side of the receiver is marked “35CZX05400”.  The right side of the barrel is marked “MODEL 70 FEATHERWEIGHT/ MADE IN U.S.A. BACO. INC. MORGAN, UTAH”.

Barrel Length: 21”

Sights / Optics:  There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped and has scope rings mounted.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is a one-piece checkered wood with a traditional pistol grip, straight comb, black rubber buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. There are some light scratches 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 Excellent 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 99% 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. 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 chambered in 7mm Mauser (7×57) is a classic bolt-action rifle revered for its blend of elegance, precision, and reliability. The Model 70 has long been celebrated as one of the finest bolt-action rifles ever produced, known for its exceptional craftsmanship and smooth operation. The Featherweight variant of the Model 70 is particularly cherished for its lightweight design, making it ideal for hunters who value mobility and comfort in the field.

Chambered in 7mm Mauser, this rifle offers shooters a versatile and effective cartridge with a rich history. The 7mm Mauser round, originally developed by Paul Mauser in the late 19th century, has earned a reputation for its superb accuracy, mild recoil, and excellent downrange performance. It remains a popular choice among hunters for its versatility in taking down various game species, from deer to larger game such as elk and moose.

The Model 70 Featherweight features a sleek and ergonomic stock design, providing shooters with a comfortable and natural point of aim. Its smooth bolt operation and crisp trigger pull contribute to its exceptional accuracy, allowing shooters to achieve precise shot placement even in challenging hunting conditions. With its timeless design and proven performance, the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight in 7mm Mauser continues to uphold its legacy as a favorite among discerning hunters and collectors alike.  Please see our photos and good luck bidding! C.J.

Winchester Model 70 Featherweight .7mm MAUSER (7x57) Bolt Action Rifle
Winchester Model 70 Featherweight .7mm MAUSER (7×57) Bolt Action Rifle