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Got my 1949 Model 70 Scoped

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bushmaster1313, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

    Weaver K 2.5 post reticle



    This from a 1949 issue of Outdoor Life:

  2. Liberty1776

    Liberty1776 Well-Known Member

    Perfect! Looks absolutely classic.
  3. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

  4. sage5907

    sage5907 Well-Known Member

    That Model 70 is a wonderful rifle. There are those of us who see the real beauty and craftsmanship that was built into that rifle and few rifles built since have been better. With that Weaver scope you have continued the 1950's tradition. However, you could just as easily have created a long range rifle by adding a Leupold M3 scope in Leupold STD rings and bases, a Pachmayr Decelerator pad, and tailored handloaded bullets. Again, that's a great rifle and it will provide you many hours of satisfaction.
  5. Speedgoat

    Speedgoat Well-Known Member

    That's a work of beauty. Classic Rifle with a Classic Scope. Looks very sharp!
  6. I6turbo

    I6turbo Well-Known Member

    Doesn't get much better than that!
    Maybe I'm just old school, but there's not a black rifle made that triggers my admiration like that old gun. :)
  7. Coyote3855

    Coyote3855 Well-Known Member

    Nice. I have a Weaver 2.5 on my 1960 vintage Model 70 in .30-06, my first deer rifle bought new. My dad had an older K 2.5 on his custom 1917 Enfield, which now lives in my gun safe. Classics.
  8. Vern Humphrey

    Vern Humphrey Well-Known Member

    That Weaver ad is deja vu. My dad hunted big game in Etheopia. He was a siesmologist (oil exploration) on a two year contract -- imagine a 2-year big game safari in Africa. He took a Lesser Kudu good enough for Roland Ward's and literally hundreds of other game -- gerenuk, tommies, oryx and so on, as well as a cheetah. He fed his whole crew with his hunting.

    His rifle was a Savage 99 in .250-3000 with a Weaver K 2.5.
  9. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

  10. heeler

    heeler Well-Known Member

    I second 16turbo's statement.
    A well blued,walnut stocked rifle that was made with exacting hands is a thing of exquisite beauty.
  11. Eleanor416Rigby

    Eleanor416Rigby Well-Known Member

    Beautiful set-up. Brings back memories.
  12. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    As usual a very classic looking set-up on an already classic bolt gun. Thanks for sharing.
  13. cluck

    cluck Well-Known Member

    '49 Win 70

    Here's my '49 model 70 in 300 H&H magnum with a Redfield 3-9x. Almost sold it for $500 right after I got it. Didn't want to "ruin" an antique by firing it. Fool. Found out how nice it truly is.

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  14. longknife12

    longknife12 Well-Known Member

    Beautiful, now, KEEP it! I've been a pre 64 freek for years, will not part with any of them! Just working the bolt and you feel the care in the way they were made.JMO
  15. bushmaster1313

    bushmaster1313 Well-Known Member

    In my humble opinion,
    Life is too short to not shoot your best guns.
  16. dbro822

    dbro822 Well-Known Member

    what he said, thats a beauty!!!!
  17. longknife12

    longknife12 Well-Known Member

    BM, I asure you that mine are not safe queens, they get shot regularly! Really gets attention at the range when you bring out a couple of hard cased ones.

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