Winchester Model 70 Sporter Varmint .223 Remington Bolt Rifle, MFD 1989

SOLD FOR: $984.99

WOA#: WY230105WY002

Our Assessment: In the land of New Haven, where the rolling hills of Connecticut meet the sea, there was a company of great renown, known as Winchester Repeating Arms. This company, steeped in the rich history of crafting firearms, had a weapon of singular importance – the Winchester Model 70 Sporter Varmint 223 Rem.

Forged with the finest materials, this rifle was a true masterpiece, crafted with the utmost care and precision. Its accuracy was unmatched, and its purpose was clear – to provide hunters and marksmen with a weapon of unrivaled power and beauty. Chambered in the .223 Remington cartridge, it was designed to take on the fiercest varmints that roamed the fields and forests.

With its sleek lines and elegant design, the Winchester Model 70 Sporter Varmint 223 Rem was a thing of beauty, and its reliability was beyond question. Its name alone struck fear into the hearts of varmints everywhere, and it quickly became one of the most sought-after rifles in all the land.

And so it remains to this day, a shining example of the skill and craftsmanship of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, a weapon of immense power and beauty, a true heir to the great legacy of this storied company.

This Winchester Model 70 Sporter Varmint made in 1989 is in beautiful condition with 26” barrel, jeweled bolt with a knurled knob, and a checkered walnut stock. The action is smooth as butter as one could only expect from a Winchester.  The mechanics are strong and crisp. Whether it is your next Varming Hunt or day at the range, this rifle will serve you well as you experience all the joys of shooting a Winchester Model 70.  Good Luck!

Make: Winchester

Model: 70 Sporter Varmint

Serial Number: G1933490

Year of Manufacture: 1989

Caliber: .223 Remington

Action Type: Bolt Action Rifle with Internal Magazine with Hinged Floorplate

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER MODEL 70 SPORTER VARMINT 223 REM.- / -MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-”. The top of the barrel is marked with an ovalled “WP” proof. The left side of the receiver is marked “WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-”. The right side of the receiver at the chamber is marked “G1933490”. The underside of the bolt body is etched “490”.

Barrel Length: 26″

Sights / Optics: There is no provision for iron sights. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped with Weaver bases installed for your favorite rifle scopes.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one-piece checkered walnut with a capped traditional pistol grip, monte-carlo comb with a cheekpiece, orange rubber Winchester buttpad, and sling studs front and rear. The stock has a few scattered light nicks and scratches including a couple of spots of compressed checkers in the bottom of the forend. The checkering is otherwise well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has some minor wear. Overall, the stock is in Fine condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Internal 5rd magazine.

Type of Finish: Blued

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 97% of its metal finish. There are a couple of scratches on the trigger guard. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks and minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine-plus 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. 

Winchester Model 70 Sporter Varmint .223 Remington Bolt Rifle, MFD 1989
Winchester Model 70 Sporter Varmint .223 Remington Bolt Rifle, MFD 1989