Info please.

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by coffeediver, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. coffeediver

    coffeediver New Member

    58
    Apr 2, 2009
    Colorado
    I have a NIB Winchester Model 70 that is stamped Westerner in 270 Win that according to my 2009 catalog was only made in the from 64 to 71 and chambered only in 264 and 300 Win Mags. The serial number is G15647xx. Whats up with this?

    Barry
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2009
  2. 308 at my gate

    308 at my gate New Member

    847
    Dec 6, 2008
    Lost in SW USA.
    From what I know the rifle which has a G at the beginning of your serial number means that it is not a pre-64 rifle. The original westerner was made before 1964 and then later in 1981 to 1984 they used the name again and built them in a variety of calibers. The later rifles were not built the same as the early models and the calibers I have listed in my book shows, .223,.243,.270,.30-06,.7mm Rem mag. and 300 Win mag. They came with 22" and 24" barrel lengths. From what I can gather they are very similiar to the standard model 70 winchester built at that time.
     

  3. coffeediver

    coffeediver New Member

    58
    Apr 2, 2009
    Colorado
    Yes I knew it was post 64, not looking for value, just info about the Westerner brand as my catalog does not have it. Winchesters web site does show it was reintroduced in 1981. Also does anyone have a manufacture date on this one?

    Barry
     
  4. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    That serial number translates to a manufacturing date of 1983.

    Jim
     
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