I recently bought a Winchester Model 70 serial number G10029xx and stamped New Haven Conn. I read the section of dates of manufacture and actually called Browning in Utah to verify. But my question is what is the exact model of the rifle? Your best bet is to find a similar one on an auction site, like Gunbroker to see what it actually sold for.
I know they made the Featherweight and the Safari and other models. "First contemplation of the problems of Interior Ballistics gives the impression that they should yield rather easily to relatively simple methods of analysis.
The iron sights have been removed and the holes filled and blued. The first time I saw the rifle it had a 10x Tasco scope on it.
That was replaced by a 6x36 Leupold M8 many years ago. Should I assume this rifle was made from Olin parts assembled by USRAC (for whatever that is worth? If he bought it in 1985, it must have been almost new as it would have taken some time to get from the New Haven plant to Australia for sale in a regional gunshop. You'll need to learn how to grade the condition of the gun to get an idea.
Further study shows the subject to be of almost unbelievable complexity." Homer Powley"First contemplation of the problems of Interior Ballistics gives the impression that they should yield rather easily to relatively simple methods of analysis.
The Model 70 was largely based on the Model 54, and is today still highly regarded by shooters and is often called "The Rifleman's Rifle".
Model 70s were built in New Haven, Connecticut, from 1936 to 2006, when production ceased.
In the fall of 2007, the Belgian company FN Herstal announced that Model 70 production would resume.
The original Model 70 quickly established an excellent reputation with American sportsmen.
It was a high-quality action of considerable strength, with 2 forward locking lugs and a Mauser-type non-rotating claw extractor.