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mrBull 09-04-2012 01:41 AM

A friend of mine is selling a pre '64 model 70 for $750. The rifle was verified by serial number to be pre 64. It's chambered in 7x57mm, 22" barrel, original stock, a custom leather sling, 37 rounds of ammo, simmons 3-10x44 scope, so I'm very much thinking about getting it.

Dillinger 09-04-2012 01:48 AM

The action alone is worth $300-$400 to someone looking to build an accurate bolt gun platform.

$750 sounds like a lot of money for what you are getting, but I like the Pre-'64 Action and would be hard pressed to say no at a chance of adding another to the safe.;)


USEBOTHHANDS 09-04-2012 01:52 AM

go to and just "look" @ what they want for pre-64 rifles, then make your mind up............:D

cottontop 09-04-2012 03:33 AM

That sounds reasonable for a pre '64. If it is in very good shape, it would go for a lot more than that. The 7x57 is also an excellent cartridge.

TLuker 09-04-2012 11:35 PM

That's a great price if the gun is in good shape. P.S. don't take the prices on gun broker as the gospel. A gun is only worth what someone is willing to pay and those guns are on there because no one has paid that price. Many of the pre 64's on gun broker and the other sights have been there for some time. I know because I've been keeping my out for a good pre 64 in 7x57 for some time now. I've noticed that I keep seeing many of the same guns over and over. :)

The 7x57 is a fairly rare caliber in most American rifles and that adds to the value of the gun. Rare and great aren't necessarily the same but they are in this case!

ineverFTF 09-04-2012 11:38 PM

Sounds like a good deal.

Does your buddy really know what he has?

If he doesn't, offer him 650$ and work from there.

Control 09-05-2012 01:01 AM

Any Pre-64 M70 Featherweight in decent shape is worth $750.

Somehow I doubt that the barrel is a Winchester or original. That 7X57 in a M70 is rare and worth far more, if original. Rules book says only 1,475 were ever made in Pre-64's.

Now if the barrel is an aftermarket one with a heavy profile and the stock is trashed maybe not.

Tell us what it says on the rifles barrel? Is the caliber and Winchester trademark there with the New Haven address?

mrBull 09-05-2012 11:57 PM

My buddy understands its a pre '64 rifle I don't he realizes its rare to be in that caliber. I also know he won't budge on the price he was looking at selling it to start his son's college fund. After seeing the rifle I verified by serial number it's a pre '64 model, the barrel has no pitting bore looks perfect, 2 small dings on the wood stock (very minor). The barrel has all Winchester markings & seems to have only been during hunting seasons. The rifle seems to be well taken care of & my wife just told me as I was sitting here I can buy it on oct first when I get paid.

cottontop 09-06-2012 12:20 AM

Sure am glad I don't have a wife.

30-30remchester 09-07-2012 03:45 AM

One thing is wrong. While the 7x57 mauser was produced by Winchester, they were produced with 24" barrels not 22". The featherweights were produced with 22" barrels but no pre -64 was ever built in that caliber. Some pics sure would help.

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