Lot #544
Lot #546

Lot 545: Collector Serialized Set of Winchester Model 70 "Big 5" Rifles

Collector's Set of Five Matching Serialized Limited Edition Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifles with Boxes

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

A
B
C
D
E

Lot 545: Collector Serialized Set of Winchester Model 70 "Big 5" Rifles

Collector's Set of Five Matching Serialized Limited Edition Winchester Model 70 Bolt Action Rifles with Boxes

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $18,000 - $30,000
Price Realized:

A) Winchester "Big 5" Model 70 Safari Classic Rifle in .375 H&H Magnum

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 70
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 375 H&H magnum
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1115
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 343
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Offered here is a matched set of Winchester's "Big 5" series of rifles commemorating some of the most prolific cartridges in the history of African hunting. Each one features a special floorplate with the common prey of each cartridge. All five of the rifles feature a matched serial number with each of the set being numbered 1 through 5. Manufactured in 2004. Features floral scroll engraving on the floorplate and trigger guard, with a gold inlaid lion on the floorplate, gold inlaid geometric border on the scene and bottom metal with "SAFARI/CLASSIC" in gold. The bottom of the floorplate features a gold inlaid African continent and "Big 5". The rifle also features a knurled bolt handle, engraved crossbolts, and jeweled bolt. Mounted in a checkered nicely figured, pistol grip stock with black rubber recoil pad. Includes certificate of authenticity listing the features of the rifle, and original box.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp stock checkering. Mechanically needs work as the bolt throw is seized up and cannot be pushed down into battery. Box is fine.



B) Winchester "Big 5" Model 70 Safari Classic Rifle in .458 Win Magnum

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 70
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 458 Win Mag
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1115
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 343
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 2004. Features floral scroll engraving on the floorplate and triggerguard, with a gold inlaid elephant on the floorplate, gold inlaid geometric border on the scene and bottom metal with "SAFARI/CLASSIC" in gold. The bottom of the floorplate features a gold inlaid African continent and "Big 5". The rifle also features a knurled bolt handle, engraved crossbolts, and jeweled bolt. Mounted in a checkered, nicely figured, pistol grip stock with black rubber recoil pad. Includes certificate of authenticity listing the features of the rifle and original box.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp stock checkering. Mechanically needs work as the bolt throw is seized up and can not be pushed down into battery. Box is fine.



C) Winchester "Big 5" Model 70 Safari Classic Rifle in .338 Win Magnum

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 70
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 338 Win magnum
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1115
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 343
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 2004. Features floral scroll engraving on the floorplate and triggerguard, with a gold inlaid leopard on the floorplate, gold inlaid geometric border on the scene and bottom metal with "SAFARI/CLASSIC" in gold. The bottom of the floorplate features a gold inlaid African continent and "Big 5". The rifle also features a knurled bolt handle, engraved crossbolts, and jeweled bolt. Mounted in a checkered, nicely figured, pistol grip stock with black rubber recoil pad. Includes certificate of authenticity listing the features of the rifle and original box.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 97% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks and a couple of light patches of oxidation. Stock is excellent with limited handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Box is very good.



D) Winchester "Big 5" Model 70 Safari Classic Rifle in .470 Capstick

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 70
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 470 Capstick
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock:
Item Views: 1115
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 343
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 2004. Features floral scroll engraving on the floorplate and triggerguard, with a gold inlaid rhinoceros on the floorplate, gold inlaid geometric border on the scene and bottom metal with "SAFARI/CLASSIC" in gold. The bottom of the floorplate features a gold inlaid African continent and "Big 5". The rifle also features a knurled bolt handle, engraved crossbolts, and jeweled bolt. Mounted in a checkered, nicely figured, pistol grip stock with black rubber recoil pad. Includes certificate of authenticity listing the features of the rifle and original box.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 97% original blue finish with some oxidation at the muzzle and on the bolt handle. Stock is excellent with limited handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Box is fine.



E) Winchester "Big 5" Model 70 Safari Classic Rifle in .416 Rem Mag

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 70
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 416 Rem Mag
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1115
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 343
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 2004. Features floral scroll engraving on the floorplate and triggerguard, with a gold inlaid cape buffalo on the floorplate, gold inlaid geometric border on the scene and bottom metal with "SAFARI/CLASSIC" in gold. The bottom of the floorplate features a gold inlaid African continent and "Big 5". The rifle also features a knurled bolt handle, engraved crossbolts, and jeweled bolt. Mounted in a checkered, nicely figured, pistol grip stock with black rubber recoil pad. Includes certificate of authenticity listing the features of the rifle, original box and shipping box.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp stock checkering. Mechanically excellent. Boxes are both very fine.



Customer Product Questions

There are currently no customer product questions on this lot