Go and hold one - try cocking the hammer and working the loading gate. It was the ultimate iteration of Winchester levers and, although coming at the end of westward expansion, is often called "The Gun that Won the West." The proven performer for over a century.
Everything on the gun operates as smooth as silk, yet it feels solid and dependable. No greater names have ever been linked together more solidly than Winchester® and the Model 1894.
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Using the information above you should be able to determine when your Model 70 was produced.
It is true that many hunters over the years have moved to bolt actions for longer range hunting -- like out in the West for example, where cross canyon shots are common. But even in the 21st century, the most hunted big game animal in North America -- the Whitetail -- is in brushier, nastier, tighter conditions than ever.
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Round locking bolt trunnions help ensure a smooth, quick lever throw, imitated but unparalleled by the competition.
The edges of the lever are radiused, making the operation of the lever comfortable.
Winchester’s Model 70 bolt-action rifle is without a doubt, one of the darlings of the American rifle shooter.