This book tells you absolutely everything you need to know about pre 64 model 70 winchester to help you to spot a real collectible an determine its value. They came up with a detachable magazine in about 1989, then changed the magazine again the next year when they reintroduced the claw type extractor similar to the pre 64 type. The pre64 models include standard grade, carbine, featherweight, alaskan, westerner, and super grade. It is a transition model sn 85xxx in 220 swift, probably would rate at 9098%. The best way to identify a pre1964 model 70 winchester rifles is the serial number and the foreend screw to secure the barrel to the stock. Hunting stocks winchester pre 64 monte carlo winchester. Pre 64 vs post 64 model 70 gun and game the friendliest. The photos and illustrations are much better than in the later editions. Lowest internet prices on replacement stocks for the remington 700, savage 110, howa 1500, winchester 70 and more. Well, i finally got myself a pre 1964 model 70 winchester, and given my interest in sniper rifles, i sought the poor mans version of a us propertymarked usmc m70 sniper rifle, and bought a documented van orden sniper rifle that was originally sold to a competitive army shooter back in august 1953, stationed at ft. The pre64 model 70 bolt action rifle advertised by winchester throughout much of its production history as the riflemans rifle was produced from 1936 through 1963.
Winchester 70 winchester model 70 parts all parts are for. Winchester pre 64 model 70 information bolt action rifle, made in short rifle carbine, standard, featherweight, magnum, varmint, super grade or match. The total production was just 1971 rifles or about of 1percent of total model 70 production by comparison, there were 14,644 target models, and 343,3 standard pre64. Jan 01, 2011 hey guys i just pickedup my first pre 64 model 70 at a local gun show. They used to do that with almost all the model 70 s made and dont recall if they carried it forward when the post 64 firearms were made. While the guns did get cheapened up in 1964 by the 70 s winchester had fixed many of the issues leading to. Shop for winchester 70 pre 64 schematics with numrich gun parts. It has a raised comb suitable for use with a scope.
Pre 64 and post 64 model 94 1894 winchesters youtube. The new model 70 is an excellent rifle, but you cant go wrong with a pre 64 in fact the new ones are almost identical to the pre 64 s, the exception is that the new ones come with the m. The collector value of the pre 64 model 70s is undeniable to say the least. They look like nice stocks but a bit pricey and i dont want to wait a few months to receive my stock. Excellent book with tons of needtoknow information for the winchester model 70 aficionado and collector. I dont know whether to purchase the new model 70 from south carolina or search for a pre 64. Model 64 winchester images can usually be enlarged by clicking them. Since the 223 was first available in december 1963 i can see a fake touted as a special order, oneofakind, very expensive and very rare m70. There are a lot of pre 64 model 70 s out there but not too often do you see the model 70 target model which was made just for that. I am 68 years old and have had a 264 model 70 since 1964. The pre64 monte carlo is a factory duplicate stock.
Since the winchester model 70 made its appearance in the late 1930s, it has been the standard by which all other bolt action rifles are judged. It contains a wealth of information along with photos and original manufacturer documents. It was a target shooting rifle and also a excellent varmint gun. Below is a brief timeline of historical information regarding winchester firearms. Apr 21, 2015 here is a brief rundown of the differences between pre and post 64 model 94 winchesters. Pre64 long action win 70670 fn winchester stock finder. The winchester model 70 is a boltaction sporting rifle. Winchester 70 winchester model 70 parts all parts are for pre.
I bought a winchester model 70 featherweight post 64 for my husband on our first anniversary. Dec 05, 2007 the last winchester model 70 s, and the pre 64 s were both good rifles. The pre1964 model 70 is now a collectors rifle, particularly in scarce calibers, and specimens in excellent or better original condition bring high prices on the used market. It has a period 6power redfield scope, and while i own other accurate model 70s, it is the most accurate. Winchester model 70 220 swift for sale on gunsamerica. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlightingnotes, may not include cdrom or access codes. This book is the definitive reference on the pre 64 winchester model 70 and is a must have for collectors. I did find that the early sears model 53 is a winchester model 70 and that may be a route if i can find one of those. Most needed a bit of tuning and load development to get to their potential. An example of an excellent condition pre 64 model 70 winchester. Does anyone know how to date a usrac mod 70 pushfeed. So it was that during high school and college years it was the books and magazines i. It is generally conceded that the winchester model 54 was the first of winchesters successful boltaction, centerfire rifles.
Well, i finally got myself a pre1964 model 70 winchester, and given my interest in sniper rifles, i sought the poor mans version of a us propertymarked usmc m70 sniper rifle, and bought a documented van orden sniper rifle that was originally sold to a competitive army shooter back in august 1953, stationed at ft. But you do not see the pre 64 guns up for sale a lot, much less in. The rifle has its matching bolt, but the safety was upgraded at some point to a standard three position type. But then again my rifle is shootable with the other stock so i guess i could wait. Winchester rifles model 70 pre64 for sale guns international. Pre64 winchester model 70 book by roger rule description. Winchester post 64 model 70 info leeroys ramblings. Winchester pre 64 model 70 prewar standard factory stock for sale. Unfollow winchester model 70 pre 64 to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Exemplary is collecting winchester pre64 model 70 rifles by wayne r. Would bedding the action mess with the value if gun is all original. The total production was just 1971 rifles or about of 1percent of total model 70 production by comparison, there were 14,644 target models, and 343,3 standard pre 64 model 70 rifles made. Everybody knows that the pre 64 model 70 was never chambered in a. American rifleman pre64 winchester model 70 i have this.
Here is a brief rundown of the differences between pre and post 64 model 94 winchesters. The collector value of the pre64 model 70s is undeniable to say the least. The story of the creation of the original winchester model 70 really begins back. The model 70 was produced from 1935 until winchester closed their connecticut factory in 2006, with approximately 700,000 model 70 guns sold prior to 1964. But this past hunting season i hunted in some really sandy areas and my gun felt gritty.
I just bought a pre64 model 70 in 3006 made in 1938 on one of the online auctions. Finally got a pre64 model 70, van orden sniper rifle. Will probably use occasionally for whitetail and perhaps elk one day. One problem was that they called it the pre 64 type. My win mod 70 push feed is a very nice rifle, an xtr version i think or it is just finished to that level and is chambered in 22250. Winchester model 70 classic pre 64 super grade style. The pre 1964 model 70 is now a collectors rifle, particularly in scarce calibers, and specimens in excellent or better original condition bring high prices on the used market. To tell the difference on the shipping box, there is a two letter code, look for a c as the second letter, which stands for claw. This book is the definitive reference on the pre64 winchester model 70 and is a must have for collectors. This selfappraisal course deals with all model 70 winchester rifles, but focuses on the pre 64 winchesters, or those guns produced prior to 1964. Model 70 rifles with serial numbers below 700,000 are the pre1964 variety.
Of all my old guns, it seems to me that these pre 64s are the only ones that are bringing more than blue book. It has an iconic place in american sporting culture and has been held in high regard by shooters since it. Im selling off my excess winchester wood so i am also auctioning off 6 other pre 64 model 70 stocks and a model 21 20 ga. Pre 64 model 70 winchester rifles forumwinchester collector. The lighter weight makes it easier to carry all day and the timeless model 70 action is still there in all its glory. Although offered from 19361959, very few were manufactured. A great reference book on the pre64 winchester model 70 rifle. This selfappraisal focuses on the earlier version pre64 rifles, but does provide values and production dates for the post1964 production rifles. So i pulled off the stock to give it a through cleanning. Some years back the pre64type mechanism was reintroduced as,i believe,the model 70 classic. Winchester model 70 parts all parts are for pre 64 mod 70 unless otherwise specified replacement and original parts for winchesters and other antique firearms plus jimenez bryco jennings, including firing pins, magazine tubes, barrels, receivers, t replacement and original parts for winchesters and other antique firearms plus jimenez bryco jennings, including firing pins, magazine tubes. The model 64 was reintroduced again briefly from 19721973, and all rifles were 3030 caliber with a 5shot 23 magazine tube, 24 barrel, open sight and plain pistolgrip walnut stock.
American rifleman pre64 winchester model 70 i have. Next month the legendary pre64 model 70 will be examined, and the following month will bring the story up to date. On the other hand, the featherweight version of the great pre64 model 70 has its own special allure. My model 70 was built in the mid 70s and is the push feed.
I own several pre64 model 70s and even have a quite expensive custom rifle built on a pre64 action. The winchester model 70 pre64 was not just one of the best and most. This is the hard cover first edition published in 1982. I am not trying to build a period correct collectible rifle i am just putting together a shooter.
Pre 64 winchester model 70 book by roger rule description. Of all my old guns, it seems to me that these pre 64 s are the only ones that are bringing more than blue book. Serial numbers 1 and 2 winchester pre64 model 70 rifles offered. Winchester model 70 long action walnut super express stock, 2piece. We welcome and encourage discussion, pictures, information, questions and all else about these fine rifles. The pre 64 monte carlo is a factory duplicate stock.
Check the underside of the barrel for a two digit number which should be the year your rifle was made. The winchester model 70 rifle, of course, needs little introduction being the most widely. On the other hand, the featherweight version of the great pre 64 model 70 has its own special allure. However, it does not necessarily make them a better rifle. Two pre 64 s that i had were a model 52 target rifle stamped 46 for 1946 and a pre 64 model 70 made in. Ok im fixin to glass bed and free float my factory stock on my 2002 pre 64 model 70 classic sporter. The pre 64 refers to the winchester model 70 centerfire rifle.
The rifle appears to have been fairly tastefully reblued at some point it doesnt have a blindingly glossy modern blue and the stock refinished also. Model 70 rifles with serial numbers below 700,000 are the pre 1964 variety. Find great deals on ebay for winchester 70 pre 64 and leupold scope. While the guns did get cheapened up in 1964 by the 70s winchester had fixed many of.
The physical difference is clearance for the pre 64 type ejector on the left side of the magazine box. I own several pre 64 model 70 s and even have a quite expensive custom rifle built on a pre 64 action. The best way to identify a pre 1964 model 70 winchester rifles is the serial number and the foreend screw to secure the barrel to the stock. The first book by dean whitaker, the model 70 winchester 19371964 in 1978 and. As far as the old model 70 being super accurate out of the box, well not so much. I would say that if you want the rifle and you have the money burning a hole in your pocket. Winchester model 70 long action walnut super express stock. The receivers of these model 70s were machined from bar stock steel.
Collecting winchester pre64 model 70 rifles by wayne r. This selfappraisal course deals with all model 70 winchester rifles, but focuses on the pre64 winchesters, or. Under new management winchester is or at least the model 70 is. Unfollow winchester 70 pre 64 to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Between 1936 and 1963 the model 70 was built in a number of variations and calibers. While these stocks are new, but they may have small impressions or slight blemishes in the finish from years of storage. Sell your winchester model 70 pre 64 for free today on gunsameric. The winchester model 70 rifle, of course, needs little introduction being the most widely known bolt action sporting rifle in the world. Thus i believe your rifle is a post 64 and doesnt have any higher value than the next model 70. Some strange fake model 70s showed up at auctions in recent years219 zippers, 32 winchester specials, etc. Our 20th is coming up and i want to buy another and surprise him.
The winchester model 70, pre64 to current production revivaler. There indeed is a mystique about them, partly real and largely manufactured by marketing folks and gun scribes, and it has added to and maintained their value over the years. Pre 64 winchester model 70 rifles both rifles have a captivating history. If the gun is indeed a post 64 and not a pre 64, will it damage the value of the gun to have the stock refinished to a very nice original condition. The pre 64 models include standard grade, carbine, featherweight, alaskan, westerner, and super grade. This winchester stock is a factory new stock from the usrac manufacturing plant in new haven. Collecting winchester pre 64 model 70 rifles by wayne r. Prior to 1964 they used a controlled round feed mechanism. Miller yet i wanted to provide a short book list on the subject and here the very good news. Special order features include fancy walnut stocks with cheekpiece, and engraving. Please enter a serial number and click the submit button. This group is a tribute to the riflemans rifle, winchesters pre64 model 70 rifle. I just bought a pre 64 model 70 in 3006 made in 1938 on one of the online auctions.
What is the value of a winchester pre64 modlel 70 in. That pre 64 manufacturing designation is something that you are really paying a premium for. Oddly enough in my quest to find a pre 64 bolt i have encountered several others with the same predicament. Dec 18, 2014 many changes were made to the model 70 under usracs leadership. Some years back the pre 64 type mechanism was reintroduced as,i believe,the model 70 classic.
The pre64refers to the winchester model 70 centerfire rifle. The model 70 was introduced in 1936 and is currently in production. Published in 1982 by alliance books, the riflemans rifle did much to expand and solidify collector interest in winchester pre64 model 70 rifles. I no expert in the way of pre 64s but my understanding is if the serial number is greater than 700,000 it is a post 64 rifle.1232 1433 185 674 382 1459 1420 713 392 310 1014 1472 660 1391 33 576 1551 100 280 1310 652 341 501 685 41 849 1393 699 556 213 208 1277 405 1403 416 1388 1248 803 638 1317 1239 1101 1101 666 597 1303 577 877 390 1175