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A Real Dandy Of A Pre-64 Model 70 Featherweight

shrapnel

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Last week this gun was listed for sale. I bought it being hopeful that it really is a nice gun. It has no sights, with a Winchester recoil pad. Looking at the pad and the stock, I believe it to be original.

When it showed up, it was nicer than I expected and could even be unfired. It is an extremely nice gun. To top it off, I got a scope in the mail the same day from a friend, that is from that era and fits the gun nicely. I will be shooting this soon and using it this fall to kill something...

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Southwind

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Very nice, would of had to be a special order. I don't have Roger Rules but the featherweight would not of had a pad and don't believe a non=sighted version was ever offered in production. Very cool go take something with it, I know you will.
 

shrapnel

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Very nice, would of had to be a special order. I don't have Roger Rules but the featherweight would not of had a pad and don't believe a non=sighted version was ever offered in production. Very cool go take something with it, I know you will.

Not a production gun, but certainly could be special order or a Gopher Special......
 

Dan O

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Did the feather weight not have the barrel sight or band for the barrel screw? I have two 270 standard weight Model 70's. One was my Uncles that he bought around 1950 at Kernegens gas station in Great Falls. The other was my Father's that he bought in 1951 at the same gas station. Got my first deer with Dad's rifle.
Dan
 

shrapnel

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Did the feather weight not have the barrel sight or band for the barrel screw? I have two 270 standard weight Model 70's. One was my Uncles that he bought around 1950 at Kernegens gas station in Great Falls. The other was my Father's that he bought in 1951 at the same gas station. Got my first deer with Dad's rifle.
Dan

No barrel sight on front or dovetail in the rear...
 

Reata

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Very cool, it's great when a fine rifle is put to it's intended use.

I'm taking my late model Super after Muley's this weekend.
 

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Southwind

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That will work nicely. I actually like the late model or "classic" super grades better than the pre 64 super grades.

Let us know how you do.
 

Slam

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Nice find Shrapnel! Reata - the furniture on that Super is fantastic!!
 

Ben Lamb

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A pre-64 Model 70 should be in everyone's safe. Nice irons guys!

Here's mine - a 1958 Featherweight in 30-06. A gift from a friend who had it gifted to them from an old pronghorn hunter.
 

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Someday I need to give this gun a scope that it deserves, like an old blued model Leupold with the wire crosshairs.
 

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