4 years ago #1
sote
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I have a Winchester model 70 XTR in 300 Holland and Holland. I can't seem to find any info on this caliber in the XTR line. Any idea on the value and rarity.

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4 years ago #2
Bert H.
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Hello sote,

Exactly how is the barrel marked on your rifle?

My first instinct makes me suspect that your Model 70 has been rebarreled, but you might have a special order rifle. The 300 H & H was not uncommon in the early production Model 70s, but it was for the most part replaced by the 300 Win Mag shortly after its debut in 1963. The XTR line of Model 70s was introduced in 1978 (well after the 300 Win Mag).

What I would suggest, is taking the stock off of the barreled action, and then look for the 2-digit year number stamped on the bottom of the barrel very near to where is screws into the receiver frame. The serial number on your Model 70 will give us a very close approximation of when it was made, and we can compare that to the date on the barrel.

Bert H.

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4 years ago #3
sote
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Thanks for the info. I'll take it over to a gunsmith I know and check. I would do it myself but don't want to bugger up the screws. I'll let you know and thanks again.

Bert,
The barrel is marked:
Winchester Model 70 XTR Sporter 300 H & H Magnum
Made in New Haven, Conn. U.S.A. Winchester Proof Steel

Thanks for your help.

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4 years ago #4
Bert H.
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Hello again,

It may very well be a special ordered rifle.

I believe that the Model 70 XTR Sporter was not introduced until 1985, which would make it a U.S. Repeating Arms Co. manufactured rifle. What is on the butt plate? What is the serial number?

If it is a U.S. Repeating Arms Co. manufactured Model 70, it will not have a date on the bottom of the barrel, so there is no need to take it apart.

Bert H.

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4 years ago #5
sote
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Bert,

On the butt plate: Winchester Trademark License from Olin Corp. US Repeating Arms Co. Serial No. 1862998

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4 years ago #6
Bert H.
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OK,

That confirms that it is a 1985 (or later) production rifle. The odds are very high that it was special ordered in the 300 H & H Magnum cartridge chambering.

Bert H.

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4 years ago #7
sote
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Bert,
Thanks. Its a good shooter and what's amazing is the recoil is not bad at all using 180 grain Federals.It has a few dings on the stock as I have hunted several years with it, the blueing is like new but the bolt handle is turning that plumb color from age. Any idea of the value?

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4 years ago #8
Bert H.
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sote wrote:
Any idea of the value?


No I do not. I have very little knowledge of what the USRACo. Model 70 rifles sell for. That said, I would guess that it should be worth at least $600 (not considering any optics on it).

Bert H.
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4 years ago #9
sote
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Bert,

Thanks for your time and help.

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4 years ago #10
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sote wrote:
Bert,

Thanks for your time and help.


Sote,

You are quite welcome

Bert H.
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10 months ago #11
Hod
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I have same rifle S/N G1862xxx made 1988

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10 months ago #12
Sote
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Thanks, it is a good one any idea of the value

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