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Old 02-24-2013, 11:07 AM
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Model 70 question


i recently purchased a model 70 stainless featherweight with a synthetic stock. i was wondering if anyone could help me find some information on it. i would like to know the year made. the winchester page says 1981, but i believe it that it was made later than that. any help is appreciated. thank you

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Old 02-24-2013, 12:18 PM
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Re: Model 70 question


Does your rifle have pre-64 style claw extractor on it or is it the push fed style?

I am not exactly sure, but I don't think Winchester made a stainless featherweight until the late 80's or early 90's.

Did you put your serial number in at this site:
Question #296, What year was my Winchester manufactured? (Serial Number Reference) -- Winchester Repeating Arms

I have 2 featherweights, and like them both very much. One is a push fed and the other is a FN Classic with the pre-64 big claw extractor. The FN is a stainless.

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Old 02-24-2013, 02:02 PM
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Re: Model 70 question


thank you for the reply. i did check that winchester list, and it says 1981, with my serial #. it is the pre 64 claw extractor.
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