Lot 2280: Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Westerner Rifle
|Outstanding and Rare Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Westerner Bolt Action Rifle with Box|
|Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,250|
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|Type||Rifle||Gauge||264 Win Magnum||Catalog Page||149|
|Barrel||22 Inch Round||Finish||Blue||Grip|
|Stock||walnut||Class||Curio & Relic Long Gun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||According to "The Rifleman's Rifle" only 3,116 Featherweight Westerner rifles were manufactured pre-64. This makes it only slightly more common than a standard Featherweight in .358 Win. (2,000 manufactured) and significantly more rare than the second most rare standard Featherweight in .270 W.C.F. (22,992 manufactured). This example was manufactured in 1962 and has standard Winchester markings including the factory oval proof on the left side of the barrel and receiver at the breech, hooded ramp and adjustable folding leaf sights, polished bolt numbered to gun, hollow bolt handle knob, late safety and sling swivels. The high comb, checkered pistol grip stock is fitted with a vented Winchester recoil pad with black and white spacers. The factory box is numbered to the gun. Also with Winchester warranty card, hanging tag and instructions.
|Condition||Near new with original blue finish showing a couple minor scratches on the floor plate. The stock is excellent with a few very scattered minor pressure dents. The checkering is crisp. Mechanically excellent. The box is good with water stains.|
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