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Old 07-24-2009, 12:55 PM
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Guys im trying to find some information on my rifle my girlfriend got me. Its a Winchester Model 70 .270 "Lightweight". The shop she bought it from, the owner (who is VERY knowledgeable on guns) told her something about it being "limited edition" or "special", or something along those lines. The guys at Gander Mountain have never heard of a Model 70 "Lightweight". Can someone please help me on this. The gun is in very good condition. The serial number is G2131515. Thanks for any info you have.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:32 PM
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Try www.proofhouse.com. Also, it's best not to post entire gun serial #'s on the net.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:47 PM
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Not to argue, but why is that?
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:49 PM
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..I still cannot find it.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:34 PM
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It is a push feed model 70.

The lightweight "carbine" was introduced in 1984 and featured a short barrel of 20 inches. It was produced until 1987 in this configuration.

In 1987 the lightweight was made with the longer 22" (I believe) barrels.

I don't know when the "long barrel" lightweight was discontinued.

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Old 07-25-2009, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbulls
It is a push feed model 70.

The lightweight "carbine" was introduced in 1984 and featured a short barrel of 20 inches. It was produced until 1987 in this configuration.

In 1987 the lightweight was made with the longer 22" (I believe) barrels.

I don't know when the "long barrel" lightweight was discontinued.

So actually there wasnt a whole lot of these guns made then huh.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by kdsberman
So actually there wasnt a whole lot of these guns made then huh.

My 24th edition of Blue Book of Gun Values indicates that the "carbine" or 20" version was made from 1984-87, as bigbulls said. It also lists the 22" version of the Model 70 Lightweight Rifle as being produced from 1987-95. No production numbers are listed.....
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:59 AM
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So actually there wasnt a whole lot of these guns made then huh.
Provided it is the "short" version you would be correct. But I wouldn't say that it is all that collectible. But it would make one hell of a "woods" rifle.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:58 PM
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The 270 win caliber in the lightweight model 70 rifle was manufactured from 1988 to 1992 , the lightweight carbine was from manufactured from 1984 to 1987 . This is from the gun value book .
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