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#11907620 - 03/18/17 Like NIB lefty M70 375 Safari Express.
Zengela Offline

Registered: 03/16/17
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I was looking at the Winchester website and it appears that they no longer make left hand M70 rifles? That sucks as I am a lefty. I got from my father a LNIB or darn close to it Winchester M70 lefty Safari Express in 375H&H. Got a few questions. Did Winchester make a bazillion lefty Safari Express or only a few thousand? What's its worth? I figure about a grand or so. I don't wanna sell it. Maybe just stuff it in the back of the safe for a rainy day. And can the Win M70 Magnum receiver do a easy 416 RIGBY swap. Not 416 REM. I'm nalstagic and always wanted a 416 Rugby as I already have my own M70 Super Express in 375. I posted this on the Left hand and Winchester forums. Thanx.

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#11912473 - 03/20/17 Re: Like NIB lefty M70 375 Safari Express. [Re: Zengela]
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Dad bought one around '03 or '04. He had a heck of a time locating a lefty and finally called Winchester about it. He was told they only made left handed .375s every other year, to the tune of about 200-300 rifles. I'd say you're spot on figuring $1000. He sold his a couple years ago in excellent condition for that amount. Both parties thought it was a fair price.

#11922901 - 03/24/17 Re: Like NIB lefty M70 375 Safari Express. [Re: pabucktail]
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I have seen a couple go for almost three grand but around $1,500-1,800 is more realistic.

It could be chambered for the Rigby but the chamber walls would be on the thin side. Rifles dedicated to the Rigby usually use the Magnum action with a larger diameter. Although it is a long action it is the same as the standard M70 with the bolt stop moved back and a larger magazine and ejection port cut. But check with a gun smith as I am not one nor a metallurgist.

The 404 Jeffrey would be a good fit.
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