Winchester model 70 Pre 64

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  1. madcow41

    madcow41 Active Member

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    So I bought a rifle from a guy who didnt realy know about winchesters and was a remington guy

    Winchester model 70 (Pre 64)

    When I arrived I saw it was a beauty and he wasnt sure of the parts it had on it after getting home I proceded to clean it and as it turns out it has a Hart 28" HV Barrel and 4 port brake, Vortex Viper 6.5-20X44 with possible badger ordanance rings, farrel 20 moa rail which appears to be bedded and on the stock a custom glass/epoxy bedding job from the recoil lug back. the stock is some kind of custom job with an aggressive cheek rest that fits me like a glove. Also after I took it apart and I found a timney trigger, measured it at 3lbs perfect. the only problem I found was that the internal magazine doesnt work right, but its not really important to me as it can hold one round under the bolt so I can have an empty chamber and a round in the magazine while walking.
     
  2. wnc-coyote

    wnc-coyote Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a nice deal. Got any pics?
     

  3. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Sounds nice. What caliber is it?
     
  4. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I am a Pre 64 Mdl 70 fan to the max. Everything I have put together so far has been on a Pre 64 Mdl 70 receiver and am always looking. I think the control feed is the only way to go in a hunting rifle.

    Here is a link to a shop that has a lot of Pre 64 parts so you can get that mag fixed.

    Winchester* pre 64* Model 70 Rifle Parts

    Is the serial number 500,000 or less
     
  5. madcow41

    madcow41 Active Member

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    .300 win mag

    serial no is 1xxxxxx

    the bolt seems to not move very smooth on the follower as well but has a very smooth cocking

    I cant upload pics right now
     
  6. madcow41

    madcow41 Active Member

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    My next question:

    It came with 150 rounds of handloads with undecernable data on the load contents.

    Do I shoot it and hope the maker doesnt have it out for me and was loading within the limits or do I chuck/salvage it?
     
  7. benchracer

    benchracer Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't risk your pre-64 action on unknown hand loads. If I were in your situation, I would pull the bullets, dump the powder, and use the primed cases as the basis for my first few loaded rounds.
     
  8. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    lightbulbPull the bullets dump the powder then add your powder and go shooting. Rule #3 you don't want to die cause you were stupid! Good luck.:)
     
  9. madcow41

    madcow41 Active Member

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    Heres the pics
     

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  10. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    What kind of bullets are they? If they're descent LR bullets you might have 150 good cartridges that have all ready been through load development. Sound like the previous owner put a lot of effort into this rifle and chances are that's a good load. I would pull maybe 5 rounds weight the powder of each and save it. And reload them at 1 gr increments down from the weighed average. That could get you through a couple of years or so of shooting.

    That beautiful wood stock might cause you some issues.

    Sweet looking rifle! You made a great find!
     
  11. madcow41

    madcow41 Active Member

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    Im gonna kick my arse if it wasn't worth the 1000 i paid for it. What do you guys think?

    kcebcj, what do you have going on with your model 70? like the parts and components?
     
  12. jc907

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    I am a Pre 64 Mdl 70 fan to the max. Everything I have put together so far has been on a Pre 64 Mdl 70 receiver and am always looking. I think the control feed is the only way to go in a hunting rifle.

    Here is a link to a shop that has a lot of Pre 64 parts so you can get that mag fixed.

    Winchester* pre 64* Model 70 Rifle Parts

    Is the serial number 500,000 or less

    If you (or anyone else you know) are interested, I have a pre-64 mdl 70 in .243. I never used it, but it seems someone has. Unfortunately, the stock suffered water damage and is not in the best of shape but I had the rifle inspected and tested and was assured it works well. I'm looking to sell it to anyone interested. I also have a 1970 (or somewhere around there, I don't remember) mdl 70 in 30-06 that has been barely used. The original stock is in near mint condition and the bolt is jeweled, but it currently wears a hogue stock with the aluminum block. It comes with both stocks.

    If interested, I'll send pics and ser. nos.
     
  13. Topgun 30-06

    Topgun 30-06 Well-Known Member

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    jc907---What do you want for the pre 64 .243 Win you said you'll sell and any pictures would be great?

    email addy is: stephensonm@chartermi.net