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Posted: 10/20/2013 5:18:05 PM EST
I was given a Model 70 30-06. I dated it to 1953, serial is 288XXX. I cant seem to find out any other information on it other than that. It has a stock with some "designs" in it, but I can't seem to find a model that matches it with the stock. Can anyone on here help me out? Is this an aftermarket stock?

Also, what would be in the selling price. I would rate it in a 95% condition.


Link Posted: 10/20/2013 11:27:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2013 11:29:11 PM EST by Beamy]
that is the original stock, HOWEVER the designs are nor original. This was probably done by a gunsmith sometime in the late 50s through mid 60s. It also looks like the receiver was side tapped for a side mounted scope, which was also pretty common up until the late 60s

Aside from the stock designs the gun looks to be in great shape which is good, the designs and the fact that the receiver was side tapped for a scope though kill the collector value of the gun unfortunately .

Not to be a dick but I would put that rifle at between $600-$750. If the stock was left original and the receiver not side tapped that rifle would go for $950+


an original standard model pre-64 Model 70 would look like this
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 7:54:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/21/2013 8:00:17 AM EST by brasidas]
The recoil paid is, I believe, not original either. They came from the factory with metal butt plates. Given the modifications, it is no longer a collector's item but they are usually good shooters.
Link Posted: 10/21/2013 8:21:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Beamy:
that is the original stock, HOWEVER the designs are nor original. This was probably done by a gunsmith sometime in the late 50s through mid 60s. It also looks like the receiver was side tapped for a side mounted scope, which was also pretty common up until the late 60s

Aside from the stock designs the gun looks to be in great shape which is good, the designs and the fact that the receiver was side tapped for a scope though kill the collector value of the gun unfortunately .

Not to be a dick but I would put that rifle at between $600-$750. If the stock was left original and the receiver not side tapped that rifle would go for $950+


an original standard model pre-64 Model 70 would look like this
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn150/beamy85/001.jpg
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I asked what it would be worth. Your not being a dick. Lol thank you for the information I'm thinking of selling it. Everything is in great condition. Bummer it has modifications on it though. Thanks anyways.
Link Posted: 10/22/2013 10:20:50 AM EST
Dude....you are NUTS if you sell that.
Link Posted: 10/24/2013 3:16:32 PM EST
I have a 50s era Model 70 in 375 H&H. I am scared to shoot it LOL.
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:09:05 AM EST
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I have a 50s era Model 70 in 375 H&H. I am scared to shoot it LOL.
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Don't be. The soft shoulder on the H and H cases doesn't generate the cracking recoil of more modern big game cartridges.
The .300 H and H is one of the most pleasant of the Magnum cartridge family, I am sure the .375 is fairly tolerable.

The .416 Rigby, on the other hand....WHEW!!!
Link Posted: 10/25/2013 7:10:07 AM EST
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I asked what it would be worth. Your not being a dick. Lol thank you for the information I'm thinking of selling it. Everything is in great condition. Bummer it has modifications on it though. Thanks anyways.
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Originally Posted By Beamy:
that is the original stock, HOWEVER the designs are nor original. This was probably done by a gunsmith sometime in the late 50s through mid 60s. It also looks like the receiver was side tapped for a side mounted scope, which was also pretty common up until the late 60s

Aside from the stock designs the gun looks to be in great shape which is good, the designs and the fact that the receiver was side tapped for a scope though kill the collector value of the gun unfortunately .

Not to be a dick but I would put that rifle at between $600-$750. If the stock was left original and the receiver not side tapped that rifle would go for $950+


an original standard model pre-64 Model 70 would look like this
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn150/beamy85/001.jpg


I asked what it would be worth. Your not being a dick. Lol thank you for the information I'm thinking of selling it. Everything is in great condition. Bummer it has modifications on it though. Thanks anyways.


If I hadn't spent so damn much on guns this year....I'd be IMing you like mad for that rifle
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 3:27:24 PM EST
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If I hadn't spent so damn much on guns this year....I'd be IMing you like mad for that rifle
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Originally Posted By VegasEgo:
Originally Posted By Beamy:
that is the original stock, HOWEVER the designs are nor original. This was probably done by a gunsmith sometime in the late 50s through mid 60s. It also looks like the receiver was side tapped for a side mounted scope, which was also pretty common up until the late 60s

Aside from the stock designs the gun looks to be in great shape which is good, the designs and the fact that the receiver was side tapped for a scope though kill the collector value of the gun unfortunately .

Not to be a dick but I would put that rifle at between $600-$750. If the stock was left original and the receiver not side tapped that rifle would go for $950+


an original standard model pre-64 Model 70 would look like this
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn150/beamy85/001.jpg


I asked what it would be worth. Your not being a dick. Lol thank you for the information I'm thinking of selling it. Everything is in great condition. Bummer it has modifications on it though. Thanks anyways.


If I hadn't spent so damn much on guns this year....I'd be IMing you like mad for that rifle



Its just another purchse.. lol...
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 5:44:26 PM EST
ARRRRRrrrrg!!!!
Link Posted: 10/27/2013 5:43:36 PM EST
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ARRRRRrrrrg!!!!
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ill be waiting for the IM.. hahaha
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 7:06:48 AM EST
LOL...my Girlfriend just said "Yay!!! A trip to Vegas!!!"
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