This listing is for a rare and beautiful Winchester Model 70, Pre-1964, African Super Grade Bolt Action Rifle, chambered in .458 Win Mag. This rifle was produced in 1957, and based on the serial number 401363, there was a limited production of only 1,226 of these rifles ever made.
Features include: 25-inch barrel with a Winchester Adjustable Sporting Rear sight and ramped spear front sight with cover. Factory swivels, with the forward sling swivel attached to the barrel rather than the stock. Blued action, trigger guard and floor plate. Floor plate marked: Super Grade. Engine-turned matching lightened bolt and magazine follower. Finely wrap-around checkered Monte Carlo pistol grip stock of slightly contrasting straight grain walnut with two recoil bolts with Bakelite plugs. Cheek piece. Ebony black fore-end tip. Blued steel grip cap. Winchester red recoil pad.
Condition: Bluing is in great shape with very minor imperfections. The walnut wood is also in great shape with very minor handling wear. There is No box for this rifle.
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 fore-end tip, the Super Grade marking on the magazine floor plate, special stock configurations, etc. This African Super Grade Model 70, produced only in .458 Winchester Magnum caliber from 1956 through 1963, was a special style all its own and total production was limited to only 1,226 rifles. The .458 belted magnum is a true African dangerous game caliber. The rifle weighs 9 lbs.
HVG SKU: 18070008~16976
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