Where can I buy a Winchester 70 featherweight?
Winchester 70 Featherweight .300 WSM 24″ Barrel New Haven CT This rifle is used and has some light handling marks on the stock and the metal. Check out our website and use our Face… (read more) Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 Featherweight .270 Winchester with detachable box magazine.
What was the weight of a Winchester Model 70?
Winchester announced the venerable Model 70 Feather-weight along with the new .308 Winchester cartridge in August 1952. The Model 70 Featherweight was initially advertised at 6.5 pounds—the standard Model 70 usually weighed 7.75 to 8.0 pounds. The price was $120.95, and the stock was available with standard or a subtle Monte Carlo-style comb.
When did the Winchester Model 70 98 come out?
Mauser’s 98 was a military rifle first and foremost, and while the comparisons are inevitable, and though the Model 70 would see limited military service, it was designed as a hunting rifle. Winchester’s new rifle—released in 1936—would retain the dual locking lugs of the Mauser design, as well as the non-rotating claw extractor.
How big is the barrel on a Winchester featherweight?
The standard-production Featherweight with a 24-inch barrel with the same contour was available on special order from Winchester. Not many rifles with the longer barrel were made; the only one I have seen through the decades was on a Super Grade, which also had steel bottom metal.
What kind of barrel does a Winchester 70 270 have?
We have a beautiful pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 chambered in .270 Winchester. This rifle boasts a 24″ barrel with a perfect bore and a hooded front sight. The bluing on the receiv… (read more) WINCHESTER MODEL 70 XTR IN .270 WITH A 22″ BARREL, WOOD STOCK, STEEL FLOOR PLATE AND COMES WITH A 3-9X40 NIKON SCOPE.
Is the Winchester Model 70 a hunting rifle?
The Winchester Model 70 Featherweight is undoubtedly a top tier hunting carbine. But why is this American hunting rifle sometimes called the “presidential rifle”? Find out plus a lot more in this Winchester Model 70 Featherweight review. To tell the story of this carbine, we need to take it from its roots at the beginning of the 20th century.
Where is the safety on a Model 70 featherweight?
A 3-position safety allows the shooter to load or unload the Model 70 Featherweight with the safety engaged in the mid position. The bolt is locked down with the safety fully to the rear, where it is extremely unlikely to accidentally get knocked to the fire position when carrying the rifle in rugged terrain.