Winchester Model 70 AFRICAN .458 Mag Rifle
MODEL 70 AFRICAN SUPER GRADE, MINT, PRE-1964, .458 MAG
General Specs: Winchester, Year 1960, .458 Mag, 9lbs, Rifle
Serial Number: 465443
Winchester's Model 70 was called the "Rifleman's Rifle" by many in the know, including shooting editor of Outdoor Life, Jim Carmichael. Known for its accuracy, rugged durability, and overall good looks, the Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 has continued to be in high demand and has grown in value yearly. The number of styles, configurations, calibers, and slight design changes make the Model 70 a collector/shooter's dream. Most of the Model 70 rifles produced were Standard rifles of various calibers. The Super Grade was for shooters who wanted a deluxe rifle and came with an ebony forend tip, the Super Grade marking on the magazine floor plate, special stock configurations, etc. Of the over 1/2 million pre-64 Model 70 rifles produced, only 2.73 percent, or about 15,000 were Super Grades. The AFRICAN, a Model 70 Super Grade that was produced only in .458 Winchester Magnum caliber from 1956 through 1963, was a special style all its own and total production was only 1226 rifles. The .458 belted magnum is a true African dangerous game caliber, and the African weighed 9lbs. came standard with a recoil pad, multiple reinforcing lugs to support and strengthen the stock against the robust recoil, and a forward sling swivel attached to the barrel rather than the stock. This gun, sn465443 produced around 1960, is an AS NEW example of the African, with over 99% factory finishes throughout. Shipped with highly figured walnut, and it appears a special order Lyman 57WJS rear sight, the gun has barely been fired. The Lyman 57WJS was an available special order rear aperture sight for the Model 70 rifle, and if utilized the buyer would often forego the standard rear sight an its high mounting block. The bore and chamber throat are mint, there are only two tiny handling marks in the wood, and the jeweled bolt shows little wear. THE CONDITION AND RARITY OF THIS SUPER GRADE MAKES IT A VERY COLLECTIBLE, INVESTMENT GRADE RIFLE that would be a classic to take on safari or to take down any of North America's largest game. Don't let this one slip away, and thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 25"******
Bores: perfect mirror******
% Blue: 100% factory******
Sights: Lyman 57WJS rear******
Action: jewelled bolt ******
Case Color: blue 100% factory******
Trigger Type: single crisp ******
Trigger Guard Color: 100% factory******
Type: figured monte carlo stock with cheek piece******
LOP: 13 3/4"******
LOP To End Of Wood: 12 7/8"******
Checkering Condition: excellent factory******
Butt Treatment: winchester pad factory******
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Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer ******
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received. ******
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only ******
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $95.00 We ship internationally! ******
Item Condition: Used ******
Requires FFL?: Yes******
Trades Accepted: No
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