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Winchester Model 70 Featherweight 308 Win 1953

This Model 70 Featherweight 308 Win rifle was made in 1953 (SN 278794) making it one of the first rifles chambered for the legendary cartridge (the 308 Win was introduced in 1952). It is in original factory configuration with correct markings on the 22Ē barrel - according to Rule in his definitive THE RIFLEMANíS RIFLE; it has the correct Lyman 16A folding rear sight, matte finished receiver, three position wing safety and aluminum bottom metal. Mounted on the receiver is a Williams Foolproof aperture sight (no modifications were made to the receiver or stock). The checkered Monte Carlo walnut stock features sling swivels and a checkered aluminum heeled butt plate. It comes with an extra McMillan composite stock that has been bedded for the rifle. It retains about 95% original metal finish with some edge thinning and scratches on the bottom metal, a few slight and one deep scratch on the barrel (a small gouge really) and slight thinning on the bolt knob while the bore is perfectly smooth, bright and shiny with strong, sharp rifling (we used a Hawkeye bore scope and found the microscopic circumferential tool marks still evident at the throat and on the rifling leads). The bolt serial number matches that of the receiver and its face has a shadowy primer ring with no pitting at all (we used a 3x magnifier to check). The stock is completely sound with scattered light to moderate handling marks with a few more pronounced ones here and there. For one of the oldest 308 Winchester rifles in the world; itís in stunning condition (especially the bore). If you have questions please email us at This will be listed for auction on Gun Broker the evening of June 11th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 06-06-18A--18-22-08