Model 70 Chamberings

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:14 pm
Model 70 Chamberings


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:41 pm
Thanks for posting Gunner !!

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Your welcome I'm trying to make my contribution to our site :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:43 pm
Isn't this list is missing a few? (264, etc.)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:02 pm
Interesting this came up. I held in my hands a 1939 production Model 70 in 6.5X54 MS the other day. It was used but in fine condition. The old gentleman had the sales ticket from a long gone shop in Portland Oregon dated March of 1940. The serial # was 5 digits, I did not note the number. All the barrel markings were correct and exactly like that on his other pre-war M70 in 270.
Has any of the experts here got any production numbers on this variation?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:34 am
No one knows of 6.5X54MS?????
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:20 pm
Hi, I'm new to the forum.

Could it had been a custom order? did they do that back in those days?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:07 pm
Thats probly outdated
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:28 am
Is there a table somewhere with the approximate production numbers, or percentage of production figures by chambering? Thanks Chas Gilbert
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:29 pm
This is the best information I have found on specifics by model and timeline.....
http://www.pmulcahy.com/bolt-action_spo ... er_m70.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:41 am
just had a quick look at the above referenced website. An impressive amount if information nicely compiled. With only a quick selective read difficult to make any conclusive judgment. There are some areas which don't comport with my understanding, but some such subjective and to be expected. There are other areas where I believe the material to be incorrect. Several resulting comments.
First a single exemplar. In viewing the section discussion the bit obscure Winchester 264 Mag Featherweight, the data had it introduced five years before it actually occurred in 1960 and almost as long before the cartridge itself was developed. Then also under the general category of “Featherweight” it appears to reflect a model prior to the “Westerner” model, which is obtuse at best and factually no such model existed.
Second, it’s important to distinguish between “cataloged” models and such as small runs such as the early post WWII “barrel clean up” (actually more correctly termed ‘clean out’) program, some of which weren’t actually cataloged, or ‘re-cataloged’ from an earlier production era, as applicable. Yet there were further examples. Particularly in the prewar years, Winchester was often an accommodating manufacturer where an individual sought some deviation from standard available production. This also occurred somewhat into the postwar era. Such resulted in essentially custom rifles which might be later taken for ‘production’ models. An important distinction when inferentially suggesting as “cataloged”, factory produced configurations which never actually existed as such. Later such specimens would be called “Custom Shop” products.
Second point as… ‘the rest of the story’ concerning the Website. A large amount of information noted. An extraordinary effort/accomplishment. Entirely too easy to pick at such work. When performed as a commercial endeavor for profit, the subject of fair stringent criticism. When a gift so to speak, a very nice bit of work. Also the point of technical editing. In my own experience as an ‘extra duty’ of reviewing and critiquing prospective legislation potentially impacting my agency, by the sixth editorial ‘suggested’ reformation, the brain reads over one’s own mistakes. Difficult to effectively critique such a detailed and likely largely accurate effort.
This Website perhaps just to be noted as most (and all of the press). “Entertaining” the information there subject to confirmation in any context of necessary important reliance.
Here to acknowledge a lot of work in what appears a generally fine job managing large amounts of data and very much of it accurately coalesced into an understandable format.
My net concerning this Website Model 70 material…
A hat’s off take.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:01 pm
I have seen a few rare M70's. 7.65, 9x57 and 7.92. probably based on left over M54 barrels.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 10:09 pm
Hey Guys;

New here and my first post. Not new to firearms, but new to this particular firearm I would like to ask you guys about.

I inherited my fathers firearms. While I own a few of my own, my firearm knowledge is limited to Glock, and Colt AR's.

One of his rifles is a Winchester Model 70-222 REM- stamped on the barrel. This is a very pristine rifle I would call a solid 98-99% condition. I wanted to learn a lil bit about it to keep it up.

Can anyone fill me in? Does it require a magazine to load it? I'm embarassed to say that I've had my late fathers guns stored away for many years now having never looked at them after having his safe moved and put away again.....

So, anyone whith knowledge of this rifle let me know it it needs a mag or some sort of clip??? To load it. Being new here, I'm still looking around the site. It would be great to find a owners manual if one is posted here so I could look it over.

Add: the serial number is G1384xxx

Thanks guys.
Tim in North Texas

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:13 am
The Winchester model 70-222 REM.....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:27 am
Need to bring back the .223 Remington, and .222 fir that matter! But for certain the .223!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:27 pm
A list of most popular rifle cartridges in the USA should be looked at awfully close to consider what should sell? .223 tops the list! Does this mean leave that to assault rifles? I asked about 20 gun stores what would sell well in bolt action rifles. .223 and .243,.308, .270 And 30-06 were mentioned on every one of the gun dealers lists. 22-250 wasn’t on most lists at all.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:05 pm
Shame, I would have bet the 22.250 and 257 roberts standard and improved would have been in that list

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