thinking about this pawn shop rifle?


Jon Coppenbarger
January 20, 2008, 09:50 AM
Ok have been looking at this rifle for a few weeks and keep trying to talk myself into it. Before I do I thought I would throw it out and get your opinion.

went into the pawn a few weeks ago and they have just put two rifles out. One was a rem 700 in 25-06 made in 1976. super clean condition and looked to of hardly of been fired. Had a weaver V-9-2-w scope on it that is very nice. I forgot they had done the one back then with the tv screen thing. I picked it up for $300.

But the other one they had is the one I was thinking about also and they came from the same guy. It is a win model 70 made in 1968 right before they started putting the G prefex in the serial numbers. the bolt is jeweled and the blueing is like new, very nice blueing. The stock looks to of never been coated with that finish or varish thing they do but more oil finish. It has a high comb with the rosewood foregrip and typical win checkering and winchester marked red recoil pad like the magnums had back then. The cal is 7mm mag. It looked to have redfield rings and mount also.

the down side for me is the scope was replaced with a cheap tasco from what ever it had on it as the scope looks more recent. also I already have a 7mm mag for hunting that is a very nice Sako.
I could get it for I am thinking around $325 to $340

So what do you think should I buy it or pass on it?

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January 20, 2008, 12:25 PM
i would buy it, hold it for a few years, and sell it. or find out which is more accurate, keep that one, sell the other.

January 20, 2008, 12:29 PM
Obviously you like it or you wouldn't be asking. If you have the funds and like it then what's stopping you?

January 20, 2008, 04:24 PM

If it's as nice as you say it is, I'd get it, especially at that price. Older Model 70s are getting to be very hard to come by, and while you may not need another 7 mm., if you got the cash, I'd say go for it.

January 20, 2008, 04:25 PM
Fagedaboutit! Buy the thing.


Jon Coppenbarger
January 20, 2008, 04:32 PM
thats why I am asking the opinion of you guys. its not a smokin deal but its a ok deal. Maybe i will go down and deal on it on monday or tuesday.
Thanks Jon

January 20, 2008, 05:22 PM
Hey, Jon, although you know that I'm not a great fan of the 7mm Rem. Mag., it does sound like a decent deal...

Winchester Model 70s are really 'taking off' in 'value.'

If you pick it up, I'll be happy to give you $50 for it...



Jon Coppenbarger
January 20, 2008, 05:49 PM
forrest thats not fair you know me to well. To many deals lately and I am off to the shot show in two weeks. autually they had a like new springfield 45 auto. it is the 1911a1 model with the us on the grips. I would rather have the model 70 but we will see. LOL

January 20, 2008, 07:31 PM
Id buy it.

January 20, 2008, 07:44 PM
You might ask 'em to remove the scope and cut you an even better price. The scope sounds like a junker they just slapped on to boost the price. Just as well not have it be your junker.


January 20, 2008, 07:57 PM
Id buy it too. If you dont like it ship it to az and Ill give ita loving home.

Jon Coppenbarger
January 20, 2008, 08:05 PM
you know how pawn shops are its all or nothing on it. More than likely I will get it. Just realized tommorow is a fed holiday and that means I have the day off. so I will go out to breakfast and stop by there.
I have a pile of those types of scopes in a box already so maybe i will add that one to the pile.

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