Rare Winchester Model 70 Test Receiver
Guns International #: 100575467 Seller's Inventory #: 26389
Category: Gun Parts - Rifle Parts - Collectibles - Winchester
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Seller: Joe Salter
Company: Down East Antiques - Joe Salter
Member Since: 9/10/10
First Name: Garrick-Jim-Joe
Last Name: Salter
State: New Hampshire
Country: United States
Phone: (603) 732-4000
Fax: (603) 732-4200
Number of Active Listings: 835
Total Number of Listings: 11479
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
30 day Inspection Period and NOT a 3 day Inspection. We have had our own website for 14 years
Payment Types Accepted: Personal Checks, Visa, Master Card, Discover with NO CREDIT CARD FEES!
Serial #144. This is a post-'64, push-feed action used for engineering and/or ammunition testing. The receiver is hand stamped: “BOLT ACTION B/NO. 144" on the bridge, and retains about 75-80% of the original matte blue finish that has specks of mild brown freckling throughout. The bolt has a matching hand stamped marking on the body: “NO. 144/ONLY", and has a mottled gray patina with most of the original commercial quality blue remaining on the bolt shroud and cocking piece. The receiver itself has been rendered completely unserviceable by outwards deformation at the ring, a longitudinal crack through the metal along the left side, and a large section of the receiver ring itself missing along the upper right radius. These all appear to have been the result of structural failure when the action was fired with an overpowered load chambered. This is a very interesting Winchester collectible that would make a fine addition to any collection.
Serial Number: 144