The Rifle That Never Was

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Offfhand, Oct 18, 2020.

  1. Offfhand

    Offfhand Member

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    Aficionados of Winchester rifles are well aware that the M-70 rifle , in its Pre-64 listings, was never offered in .223 Rem caliber, nor its 1950's forbearer the.222 Rem even during the era of its runaway popularity.. But when there is sufficient will, there is always a way, especially when talented craftsmen of metal and wood are involved. Their combined talents resulted in this Pre-64 M-70 converted to .223 Rem, with elegant metal refinements and rust-blueing by Duane Wiebe and classic style stock sculpted by stockmaker Monty Fleenor... DSC_0369.JPG DSC_0342.JPG DSC_0335.JPG DSC_0374.JPG DSC_0399.JPG
     
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  2. MistWolf

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    Beautifully done. When was it made? Is this your rifle?
     
  3. marksman13

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    Gorgeous!
     
  4. 98s1lightning

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    Wow very nice
     
  5. murf

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    interesting bottom metal. the jeweled bolt looks great. how does it shoot?

    murf
     
  6. Mosin77

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    That’s a nice rifle. Love that stock!!
     
  7. LoonWulf
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    LoonWulf Contributing Member

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    Yeah..... yeah that's ok...but what else ya got?:D:p


    Beautiful piece!
     
  8. troy fairweather

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    It's a love/ hate thing to see the beautys you post. Love seeing them, hate I'll never own the gun.
     
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