Just wanted to share with you guys my new edition to the cabinet. It's a new to me winchester m70 super grade in 375h&h. Absolutely delighted with it, I've never owned a rifle that fits as good as this winchester, it comes up perfectly.
Although Cabela's was established in 1961, I don't believe they were partnered up with Winchester for a rifle at that time. That being said this rifle does look to be CRF and Winchester resumed CRF production in 1992.The very best of the American ( non custom ) sporting rifles . Is this a pre 64 variant ?
@BeeMaaVery nice rifle.
And it's a limited edition, #1 of 200!
Although Cabela's was established in 1961, I don't believe they were partnered up with Winchester for a rifle at that time. That being said this rifle does look to be CRF, so at least produced after 1992. They moved production around and closed production at the New Haven, Connecticut plant in 2006. South Carolina produced the M70 from 2007 to 2013, at which time it was moved to Portugal. And that is where they are made today.
Without knowing the specific year of production or serial number, it would be hard to determine.
I know they did a Cabela's 50th anniversary edition in 2011, but they are stamped on the bottom metal with "1961-2011". I believe I found the GI auction where this rifle was bought, it says the year of production is 2010, and it's clearly marked "1 of 200".
Pretty sure this is the same rifleOut of curiosity, where'd you come across this beauty? I think the same rifle was sold on here several years back (saw it in the similar threads listed below). Very neat to be able to trace some history on the rifle.
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