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Source for FN Winchester Model 70 Receivers

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Speedgoat, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. Speedgoat

    Speedgoat Member

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    Is there anyplace or anyone who knows where a fella could get his hands on one of the new FN Winchester Model 70 receivers, complete with their trigger, bottom metal, and bolt? Are these even available if I don't have a buddy who works at the factory? Or should I just quit dreaming and pony down the $6-700 dollars for their cheapest line and try selling the stock and barrel which I have no use for. Plan is to build what the M40 would have been had they used the Winchester action. Thanks for any advice or leads in advance!
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    FN/Winchester does not sell receivers.
    So your best bet is a buddy or yourself getting a job there.

    But you/he should plan on a long stay in a federal gray-bar motel with a guy named Bubba The Butt Bandit if you/he attempts to steal one from the FNH Government arms contract factory in NC.

    Your only source of a complete FNH/Win receiver is Gunbroker.com or a LGS/gun show for a beater donor rifle.

    rc
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    One or the other FN SPRs is probably already a fairly close approximation to the M40.
     
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    Have you tried calling FNM or FNH?
     
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    Again, FN/Winchester does not sell receivers.
    No need to run up you cell phone bill to call and ask them.

    rc
     
  6. Speedgoat

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    Fair enough I guess I gotta lay off listening to Johnny Cash. I heard One Piece at at Time yesterday and got to thinkin about my rifle project I've been wanting to start. Thanks guys.
     
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    750 and some change for just the action alone vs 750 for a complete rifle with a (hopefully) saleable stock and barrel. The thought of recouping on some on un-used parts is a nice thought knowing a spendy barrel and stock, plus an optic is due. Don't get me wrong Montana makes a fine action and rifle, dang near bought one myself. But the Winchester's fine for me.
     
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    IIRC, a few years ago CDNN got ahold of a number of FN SPR actions (nearly same as W70), but AFAIK, they're all gone. My plan was to build one up, but instead found a nice rifle built on one. I'd check gunbroker, and various forum classifieds to see if you can find one of those FN SPR actions someone had laying around.
     
  10. Speedgoat

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    Yeah I found a ultimate shadow in .243 on gunbroker for around $600. That's the cheapest model that Winchester makes these days, and I'll still be cheaper than a MRC action and maybe I can get a few bucks from the stock and barrel. Boltface on the .243 gun will work fine for the .308 cartridge..
     
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