Model 70 question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by rsq219, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. rsq219

    rsq219 Member

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    Hello

    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


    Donald
     
  2. Black67

    Black67 Well-Known Member

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    Donald,

    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.

    Bill
     

  3. rsq219

    rsq219 Member

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    Hello

    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.