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I have an as new Modl 70, 30-06, made in mid 60s, with Weaver 3-9 scope, gun is near perfect, hooded sight, etc, etc....my question is should I use this gun or sell to a collector....I am not a collector and I really don't know if this is a collectable gun or not Thanks SC
 

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The Pre 64 models are the desireable ones for collectors. And they prefer the uncommon calibers. HMB
 

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the pre 64's are the desirable ones. a post 64 with the push feed isn't. shoot it. a pre 64 30-06 is near 1000$ a post 64 30-06 is about 350$. the 30-06 is very common, now if you had it in a oddball caliber it might be differant.
 

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The ones built between '64 and '68 are the least desireable of the lot.....in '68 they added an antibind lug on the bolt and a "G" in the serial number to designate the same. That said, I've had several post '68 models and they were all well made and shot great. The common calibers in std. weight pre '64 models won't bring near the money a lot of people think they will. Unless it's NIB, unfired with all the tags, just enjoy shooting it. Most Model 70 collectors only want NIB guns or rarer calibers.

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What Ruck said, Scooter. A very few Model 70's are rare & of some limited collector value, but almost all the rest are "just" good guns to be used & enjoyed. I've got both pre- & post-'64's and they're all tools I use & appreciate, of no significant value. If the serial number is over 700,000 it has no "collector" value, and can be appreciated as a fine gun to use & enjoy. If under 700,000 maybe it's worth $800, about what a nice new gun costs. Phil E
 
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