Lot 1474: *RARE SIGHTLESS WINCHESTER MODEL 70 FEATHERWEIGHT (GOPHER SPECIAL).
October 6, 2009
Fairfield, ME, USALive Auction
Description: *SN 579015. Cal. 264 Win Mag. 22" bbl, made without sights. Marked on left side "WINCHESTER/TRADEMARK-MODEL-70-FEATHERWEIGHT/MADE IN U.S.A.-WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-264 WIN. MAGNUM". Standard receiver with third-type safety and hollow-bolt handled aluminum floorplate and trigger guard. Mounted with straight-grained walnut, factory sling swivels, checkered side panel forend, checkered pistol grip, Monte Carlo and Winchester red vented recoil pad. In the early 60's, Gopher Shooter's Supply of MN, ordered and marketed sightless guns as "Gopher Specials". Today, all sightless guns are commonly referred to as "Gopher Specials". CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains most of its original blue with a few minor handling marks. Receiver retains most of its matte factory blue with faint rub line on front and rear bridge from scope mount. Bolt has matching etched serial no. and bolt knob slightly thinning to blend with silver patina. Floorplate and trigger guard retain much of their original anodized finish with a couple of minor nicks on floorplate. Stock is sound with typical nicks, dings and scractches, but retains much of its original finish. Mechanics are crisp with a very nice bore. 4-36717 BDT198