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Winchester Model 70 age?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Skylerbone, Nov 6, 2010.

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  1. Skylerbone

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    I was poking about one of the local gun shops and came across a Winchester Model 70 in 30-06 Springfield on the used rack. I've been looking for a suitable back-up rifle for my Rem. 700 (also in -06) for a Canadian trip next year. I took a chance and put it on layaway at the agreed on price of $319. It is a sporter model, blued, composite stock with the W stamped on it, 24" barrel.

    My problem is finding out an approx. date of manufacturing. It seems records for these rifles are the best kept secret in the industry. Serial number is G2200xxx. Anyone have one in the same range they bought new and remember when that was? Thank you in advance for any info you can provide.
     
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    This is a 7 number series, I think '75 from what I've seen ended with G1235041, this would be a much newer rifle than that, some 985,000 (by number) later. It does seem that serial numbers may have started and stopped at rather odd intervals. I'm sure it isn't an FN made rifle, I'm guessing mid-'90s.

    I'll try to find a similar one and post a pic.
     
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    OK, it looks like this one



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    Oh yeah. I see where I misread the line. Sorry about that. I would bet early 90's.
     
  6. Kenny45

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    Year S/N start S/N end Quantity
    1964 700,000 757,180 57,181
    1965 757,181 818,500 61,320
    1966 818,501 855,860 37,360
    1967 855,861 873,694 17,834
    1968 G873,695 G929,990 56,296
    1969 G929,991 G965,200 35,210
    1970 G965,201 G1,000,436 43,236
    1971 G1,000,437 G1,041,884 33,448
    1972 G1,041,885 G1,088,291 46,407
    1973 G1,088,292 G1,130,146 41,855
    1974 G1,130,147 G1,176,878 46,732
    1975 G1,176,879 G1,235,041 58,163
    1976 G1,235,042 G1,298,272 63,231
    1977 G1,298,273 G1,380,667 82,395
    1978 G1,380,668 G1,423,869 43,202
    1979 G1,423,870 G1,450,135 26,266
    1980 G1,450,135 G1,493,463 43,328
    1981 G1,493,464 G1,525,323 31,860
    Guns made after 1981 would have been made by USRA & not shown on this chart
    Maybe this will help to decide the age of your rifle.
     
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