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#2056213 - 03/01/08 Left Hand, SS, Custom Shop Model 70s - .375 H&H and .30-06  
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For sale: Matched set of left hand, stainless steel Winchester Custom Shop Model 70 rifles in .375 H&H and .30-06.

First rifle: Classic Custom Safari Express

- .375 H&H caliber, special custom shop serial number
- McMillan “BDL” style stock, heavy fill to balance barrel.
- Pachmayr Decelerator pad, LOP 13 5/8”.
- Forward sling stud mounted as far forward as possible, 1” from tip.
- Action was sent to McMillan for custom fitting of stock to the barreled action, action then glass bedded into stock. Barrel lies in barrel channel with neutral pressure.
- Magazine holds 4 down
- K&P 24” cut rifled barrel, .705” diameter at muzzle
- Williams extractor
- Trigger pull 2 ¾ lbs, very crisp, can be adjusted higher with trigger adjustment nuts.
- Smooth, uncheckered bolt handle
- Rear sight three folding leaves, one standing, adjustable for windage
- Front sight hooded white bead adjustable for elevation
- Includes Talley bases and one set of Talley QD rings with boxes and instructions
- Includes Winchester logo hard case
- Comes with Custom Shop letter

Second rifle: “Extreme Weather” .30-06

- .30-06 caliber, special custom ship serial number
- McMillan “BDL” style stock, standard fill, Pachmayr Decelerator pad, LOP 13 1/2”.
- Barrel is free floated
- Forward sling stud mounted as far forward as possible, 1” from tip.
- Magazine holds 5 down
- Pac-Nor 23” "Super Match" barrel, Remington sporter contour, .655 diameter at muzzle
- Williams extractor
- Trigger pull 2 1/4 lbs, very crisp, can be adjusted higher with trigger adjustment nuts.
- Checkered bolt handle
- No sights, clean barrel
- Includes Leupold Dual Dovetail bases and low rings, silver finish
- Includes Winchester logo hard case
- Custom Shop letter was lost by Winchester, sorry about that.

Price for both rifles as a set is $5,000 plus actual shipping and full insurance.

Please contact me with any questions. I will deal with interested parties in the order they express interest, but if someone behind you says “I'll take it” then I will ask for a decision to buy or pass within 24 hours. I will have to determine who is "interested", but just asking for more pictures probably won't be enough to qualify.

Price for the .375 Custom Safari Express by itself is $3,200 plus actual shipping and insurance. Same conditions apply. At this time I'd prefer to either sell them both as a matched pair or just sell the .375 and keep the .30-06.

Serial numbers are consecutive in the first digit, as in 1234 2234 (not the actual numbers). Both of these rifles function superbly and are extremely accurate. Both are in very good to excellent condition, with normal wear on feed rails and action area. The .375 has a few shiny rub marks on the barrel but no scratches, the .30-06 has one rub mark that I can see. The actions are both as slick as anything I've ever worked – they were “hand honed” by the Custom Shop. Lugs were squared and they have Wolff firing pin springs.

In the .375 I've tried Speer 235, Sierra 250, Nosler 260 Partitions and AB, 270 Hornadys, 270 A-Frames and 270 TSX – they all feed like greased ice. This rifle will feed empty cases as fast or as slow as you want to work the action. It is extremely accurate. I can post group after group of 4 or 5 shots under an inch.

The .30-06 is equally accurate, equally as slick and feeds and functions equally well; it will feed empty cases also. (Why someone would hunt with empty cases is beyond me, but if you do, these rifles will feed them. wink )

I can work with a potential buyer about a layaway situation (60-90 days) but would require a non-refundable deposit of 10% down.

As always, I offer a three day inspection. If you don't like the rifles for any reason you may return them within three days of receipt in the same condition received and I will refund the full purchase price, but you would pay for shipping and insurance both ways.

Will get pictures of the .30-06 made and posted by tomorrow.

P.S. These originally came with McMillan Winchester Super Grade style stocks but I changed them over to the BDL style. They were custom inletted by McMillan for these M70 barreled actions.

This ad has also been posted on the accurate reloading forum.

Attached Files
9397-M70375left.jpg (817 downloads)
9398-M70boltscrew.JPG (1630 downloads)
9399-M70frontsight.jpg (422 downloads)
9400-M70rearsight.jpg (543 downloads)
9401-M70rubs.JPG (415 downloads)
9402-M70logo.JPG (432 downloads)
9403-M70rubsstud.JPG (486 downloads)

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#2056246 - 03/01/08 Re: Left Hand, SS, Custom Shop Model 70s - .375 H&H and .30-06 [Re: Jim in Idaho]  
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Damn Jim...whacha you doing? Got another hobby that requires you to liquidate your rifles? Mebbe your going to NULA... laugh

#2056271 - 03/01/08 Re: Left Hand, SS, Custom Shop Model 70s - .375 H&H and .30-06 [Re: valad]  
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Searching the soul, simplifying maybe.

Thought long and hard about that .375. It truly is a magnificent rifle and the hunting gods have already smiled on it in Africa. The .30-06 has taken it's share of deer and an elk here in Idaho. Winchester may or may not ever make LH stainless rifles again. I figure once these are gone I'll never see their like again.

But I'm getting down to a core group of rifles and a .30-06 will be plenty enough for any hunting I do from here on out. So if the .30-06 doesn't sell that's fine with me, I'd sort of like to keep it. But they were born as a set of "twins" and it would be nice to keep them together.

And in the end I'd rather see the .375 go to someone who can really use it and enjoy it, and for it to continue to do what it was meant to do in the field rather than sit and gather dust.



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#2056337 - 03/01/08 Re: Left Hand, SS, Custom Shop Model 70s - .375 H&H and .30-06 [Re: Jim in Idaho]  
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Holy cow! Everyone east of the Mississippi river knows you can't kill an Idaho elk with a pea shooter like an '06. wink It'll just bounce off their 3 inch thick hide.

Wayne

#2056374 - 03/01/08 Re: Left Hand, SS, Custom Shop Model 70s - .375 H&H and .30-06 [Re: peepsight3006]  
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That's why the .375! With good TSX bullets I've gotten as much as 4-5 inches of penetration on broadside shots, long as you don't hit a rib going in. wink


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#2059747 - 03/02/08 Re: Left Hand, SS, Custom Shop Model 70s - .375 H&H and .30-06 [Re: Jim in Idaho]  
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Back to top.

C'mon, what else are you guys gonna spend your income tax refunds on, somethin' frivolous like groceries?

And don't forget that economic stimulus check that's coming. Uncle Sam wants you to buy this rifle, it's good for America! So do your patriotic duty and say those three little words ... smile


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#2064510 - 03/04/08 Re: Left Hand, SS, Custom Shop Model 70s - .375 H&H and .30-06 [Re: Jim in Idaho]  
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Moving this to a new thread. The .375 is being offered with a lower price.

https://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbth...owflat/Number/2064505/page/1#Post2064505

The .30-06 is no longer for sale.


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