Winchester Model 70 Identification Help Needed


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mountain_cowboy
March 11, 2006, 12:10 AM
I just purchased a Winchester Model 70, and I need help identifying the model designation. I've been a Remington guy, and I'm not familiar with the hundreds of Model 70's out there. There is no similar model on the current Winchester website. It has a walnut stock with nice checkering and Monte Carlo buttstock and no black forend tip. It has blued metal and a detachable bottom magazine that holds four rounds. The barrel has me a little confused. It's not super-thin, like a normal sporter barrel, on, say, a Remington 700, but it's not quite as thick as a heavy varmint barrel, like a 700VS or 700PSS. It's a push feed not CRF, and the caliber is .308.

I've searched Gunbroker and Gunsamerica, but have found no similar model. Anyone ever seen one like it.

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dakotasin
March 11, 2006, 12:32 AM
sounds a lot like my win 70 classic... pictures?

USSR
March 11, 2006, 10:29 AM
cowboy,

It was made in the early 90's. That's when Winchester was making the DM version of the Model 70. The current FN SPR rifles use the very same mag that your rifle uses, so the mags are still available. Unlike the DM Remington M700's, these rifles work well with the mags.

Don

CB900F
March 11, 2006, 11:53 AM
Dakotasin;

You Remmy guys sure don't get out much do you?

Mountain Cowboy specifically stated that his gun was a pusher. If yours is indeed a Classic it has a large, rather noticable, Mauser type claw extractor attached to the bolt.

Since I happen to know that that model 70 is an orphan in your safe, jammed in amongst a veritable crowd of Remmy's, you should send it to me. It will join in with it's own family & everybody will be much happier.

:evil: 900F

dakotasin
March 11, 2006, 01:22 PM
ahh, cb... you are correct - i missed the push feed part.

can't send it to ya, though... i really wouldn't feel right about forcing somebody to have more than a couple specimens of the m70. 'sides, its a 338, and then you'd be doubled up in that cartridge, and would face real issues in keeping segregated brass and load notes. you can thank me now. :evil:

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