Bell and Corbett Outfitters
Richmond, California

Winchester 70 Transition

     Please feast your eyes on this particularly handsome 30-06 Transition Model 70 from 1946! Metal finish retains a very high level of original condition, with only minor scattered nicks and handling marks. There are some spots of corrosion "frosting" on the rear sling swivel and on the left front of the trigger guard. The 24" barrel retains crisp, shiny crown, bore, rifling and chamber. The finish appears rust blued, indicating pre-war production. This is a big plus, since, as we understand it, those barrels were hand finished and bores lead lapped, making them very desirable! The bolt and action are clean and crisp inside and out and have matching serial numbers, #561XX. The long tang Lyman 48 rear sight appears as a third variation unit, making it period correct for this rifle. The sight is also in mechanically and aesthetically superb shape. Notice the rear barrel mounted sight has been replaced with a slot plug, due to the installation of the receiver sight. Notice also that there are no extra holes drilled in the rear receiver bridge; a sincere "Thank You" to all those who resisted the temptation to drill for scope bases!
     Walnut stock appears to have original finish, with only minor scattered pressure marks and nicks. Stock has pre-war configuration, with the fine line checkering and no cheekpiece. Length of pull is 13-1/2" over a nice, soft Pachmayr pad.
     This is the opportunity to buy a pre-war quality Model 70, with great looks and condition, only with a slightly post war serial number. This is not a safe queen, but rather should be used often and effectively in the field. Carry it proudly and ask your friends "Where's yours?"

     This example offered at the bargain of $SOLD
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