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? about pre 64 model 70

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bodybuilder, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. bodybuilder

    bodybuilder TS Member

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    A man is wanting to sell me what he says is a pre 64 model 70 and I just wanted to make sure it was. The last 4 digits of the serial # is 1963 seeming like that says it all but I just wanted someone who knows to confirm it. Thanks
     
  2. cpd544

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    Here are 2 sites that give dates of manufacture.

    http://proofhouse.com/

    http://www.winchesterguns.com/library/articles/detail.asp?id=401

    Jim
     
  3. Crunch

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    I believe it is any Model 70 under serial number 581471 that are considered pre-64
     
  4. OldRemFan

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    Is the extractor inclosed in the bolt face, or is it on the outside of the bolt like the old Mauser type extractor. I have always been lead to believe that the standard calibers in pre 64 all had the mauser type extractor.
     
  5. Crunch

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    All pre-64 model 70's had the Mauser type long claw extractors. That is one of the features that was changed after 64.
     
  6. OldRemFan

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    Cruch

    Was any model 70's of any caliber made after 1964 with the Mauser claw type extractor? I have not kept up with the changes after 64. My son-in-law just bought a model 70 in .458 Winchester that looks absolutely brand new, and he thinks it is new, but with the claw type extractor I thought it was a pre 64.
     
  7. magnumshot

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    Model 70's were made after 64 with the claw extractor. I believe they're called the Model 70 Classic. I have a Model 70 Extreme with a claw extractor that is current. It's stainless with a fluted barrel and composite stock. There may be others too
     
  8. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    The last four numbers of the serial number mean nothing. What is the serial number??
     
  9. 4EVRYOUNG

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    If the serial Number starts with G it is Post 64.
     
  10. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    What we need is say 267XXXX. That way you will not give us the full S# but the first 3 and how many other number with the X's. We can then tell you what year it was made.
     
  11. Pre-64

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    Note "Crunch's" response regarding the serial # and early claw extractor (yes Wichester brought it back later).
    A picture or two will confirm it.
    There's a huge difference.