Extremely Rare Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 in .300 Savage Caliber
Rock Island’s fantastic Spring Premiere Auction to be held April 25th, 26th and 27th 2009
Rock Island Auction Company – -(AmmoLand.com)- Manufactured in 1948 during the Transition period (1945 to 1951).
This period saw an increase in yearly production to satisfy the growing demand for the Model 70 and featured a new safety designed to accommodate the installation of telescopic sights without interference.
This rifle is fitted with the transition safety. Standard length barrel chambered for the rare .300 Savage caliber. An estimated 362 Model 70s were made in this caliber. Hooded ramp front sight with a rear sight block.
The receiver is drilled and tapped for sight mounts on the top and fitted with an adjustable Lyman peep sight on the left side. Pistol grip stock with checkered forearm and grip area, sling swivels, hinged floor plate and steel buttplate.
Excellent, with virtually all of the original blue finish remaining with only the slightest handling marks. The stock is also excellent with a few minor scratches. The checkering is sharp.
Auction Estimate: $4,500 – $6,500
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Rock Island Auction Company announces the next Premiere Firearms auction to be held at their facilities in Moline, IL. The huge success of our regional sale ($2.2 million) proves that people are investing in what they know: firearms are solid investments that hold value through economic downturns. Investing and collecting opportunities abound at Rock Island’s fantastic Spring Premiere Auction to be held April 25th, 26th and 27th. At a time when the stock market changes daily, gun collectors are seeing the worth of their investments. Hard assets are the place to invest your money and gun values continue to rise. This auction has firearms for every level of collecting and investing from Colts to Winchesters, military to Class III and the hundreds of high quality sporting arms. Rock Island’s continued sell through rate of over 97% proves that items that come to RIAC are for sale and now is your chance to make a solid investment.
Rock Island Auction Company has been solely owned and operated by Patrick Hogan. This company was conceived on the idea that both the sellers and buyers should be completely informed and provided a professional venue for a true auction. After working with two other auction companies, Mr. Hogan began Rock Island Auction in 1993. Rock Island Auction Company has grown to be one of the top firearms auction houses in the nation. Under Mr. Hogan’s guidance the company has experienced growth each and every year; and he is the first to say it is his staff’s hard work and determination that have yielded such results.