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Win model 70 Prison Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Greatfullded, Jan 8, 2021.

  1. Greatfullded

    Greatfullded Member

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    Ty for that info.. I guess since Winchester been sold 2-3 times since the rifle was made, I guess the info was trashed or forgotten somewhere within the abyss of
    paperwork. Also u said in 1964 receivers and bolt handles were parkerized and Widefields started around that time too, I can safely say this is not a pre 64 but just after but not that much, will give Winchester a call tomorrow and see what then can do.

    ty for the info
     
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  2. Hokkmike

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    Special gun for sure.... ENJOY!
     
  3. gotboostvr

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    It's possible the scope was added later, a good picture of the side of the bolt will tell us if it's pre-64 with a large external claw extractor like a Mauser, or post-64 with a push-feed system like a Rem 700.
     
  4. JJFitch

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    Don't know about your rifle:

    CDC= Ca Dept. of Corrections

    Was Tehachapi a private prison at the time?
     
  5. Dave DeLaurant

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    Try emailing the Cody Firearms Museum instead -- they are a good source for the Winchester factory collections and records:

    [email protected]
     
  6. Greatfullded

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    will give CDC and cody firearms a try b4 I try Winchester

    I can also take different angles of the bolt... will post it so you guys can tell me it this is a pre 64...
     
  7. Greatfullded

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    Ok.. I went and called Winchester and they looked my ser# up and it was made in 1972 cause I have a ( G ) in front of the ser#. The Winchester person told me they started the G in front of the ser# around 1970, the parkerized bolt and rec. is one thing but the parkerized barrel is special he said.
     
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  8. Laphroaig

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    Considering the history. you have a really cool rifle. Congratulations.
     
  9. Greatfullded

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    I originally bought this as a conversation piece... something different... only shot it 2x as u see my avitar that's my baby... more fun than a bold action.
     
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