Winchester Rifle (Model: Ranger) 30-06

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Jodie104, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Jodie104

    Jodie104 New Member

    Jun 7, 2012
    Winchester Rifle
    Model: Ranger
    Cal: 30-06

    Looks like a Model 70----how can I be sure of when it was made--- From what I've found, I'm thinking poss 1985? Can anyone help me?

    The serial # begins with a G, does the serial number mean anything?

    Thanks in advance
  2. agedhunter

    agedhunter Member

    Feb 22, 2012
    northern mn
  3. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
    The Blue book shows that Winchester used the G Prefix from 1969 until 1981, I can not confirm it's accuracy. Winchester did furnished Sears with a Model 70 for sale under the Sears brand. To meet the price constraints demanded by Sears less time was spent on the finish, the wood was Birch instead of Walnut and the checking was impressed instead of cut.Because it is considered a cheapened version of the Model 70 the value would be 15 to 20 percent less that the Winchester marked Model 70. None of this lowers the usefulness of the firearm. It is still a accurate hunting rifle.
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