Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 484: First Year Production Winchester Model 70 Rifle in .220 Swift

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Highly Desirable First Year Production Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle in .220 Swift

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Highly Desirable First Year Production Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifle in .220 Swift

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 70
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 220 Swift
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 522
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 285
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1936, the first year of production. Ramped globe front sight (reticle absent), scope blocks mounted on the highly desirable medium weight 26 inch barrel and receiver, and Winchester "WP" proofs on the barrel and the early cloverleaf tang receiver. Matching numbered factory polished bolt body, early flat checkered safety, and serrated trigger. Multi-point checkered pistol grip stock with sling swivels and checkered blue steel buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue finish with limited handling evidence. The wood is also excellent with a few minor marks and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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