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Win. Pre 64 Model 70 conversion(s)?

 
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:51 AM
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Re: Win. Pre 64 Model 70 conversion(s)?

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I find that people that ask these kinds of questions usually already know the answer to said question and are just looking for people to confirm their thoughts.

Put em in the safe. Take em out every once in a while and let em sit on the couch with you. Put em back in the safe. You may not feel that your are utilizing them, but some day someone will be so happy you left them that way. Maybe even feel some connection to a man they never even met, just heard stories about.

Thanks to everyone for your input...especially the one quoted above. The rifles are secure in my safe and will definitely spend a little couch time with me every now and then. I did suspect that these rifles were better left untouched, your comments helped me confirm this. If did consider parting with them in the future what would be the best way to go about it...insuring that they went to someone that would appreciate them for what they are, a link to a bygone era and a special man (my father) that introduced me to the shooting sports?
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:21 AM
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Re: Win. Pre 64 Model 70 conversion(s)?

Trust me on this one. If someone is ever willing to pay you what they are worth, and they are worth a lot, they will be taken care of because they would have to be an idiot not to!!!
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:19 PM
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Thanks to everyone for your input...especially the one quoted above. The rifles are secure in my safe and will definitely spend a little couch time with me every now and then. I did suspect that these rifles were better left untouched, your comments helped me confirm this. If did consider parting with them in the future what would be the best way to go about it...insuring that they went to someone that would appreciate them for what they are, a link to a bygone era and a special man (my father) that introduced me to the shooting sports?

OK...so almost a year has gone by since I made the original post and the last time I laid eyes on the two rifles in the was when I had them out of the safe to shoot the photo. I've spoken to my brother and he feels that rather than having these two fine rifles just sitting in the dark recesses of my gun safe that we should consider finding them a home where they could continue to be appreciated by another deserving sole. I think I'm ready to let them go too. We think dad would agree as well.

So, with that said, can anyone out there provide me any info on fair market value? If you need serial numbers or any other pertinent info please PM me and I'll be happy to get you what you need.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:03 PM
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Re: Win. Pre 64 Model 70 conversion(s)?

To determine the value of these, you really need to find a collector that is knowledgeable of pre-64s. They can pull the stock and run the numbers and tell you everything about the rifles including fair market value. Winchester records no longer exhist, but the book The Riflemans Rifle by Roger Rule has lots of information about pre-64s including target rifles. Years ago I collected and sold pre-64s, wish I had them all back.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:11 PM
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Never, you are sitting on Jewels, keep them in the family and teach the family how your dad shot them.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:53 PM
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Re: Win. Pre 64 Model 70 conversion(s)?

FYI, the rifle "R-5"has a "Type III" action and was built late in the month of April, 1952. I assume this is the one chambered in .308.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:17 PM
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FYI, the rifle "R-5"has a "Type III" action and was built late in the month of April, 1952. I assume this is the one chambered in .308.
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Thanks for the info db. R-5 is the .308. According to the records I have, my father purchased the rifle in '58. I am still looking to gain some info regarding the value of these two firearms. Do you have any connections on the west coast (central california) that could help me attain an appraisal? PM me.
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