Winchester Model 670

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Winchester Model 670
Type Rifle
Place of origin United States
Production history
Manufacturer Winchester Repeating Arms Company
Unit cost
  • Sporting Rifle $119.95 (1967)
  • Magnum Rifle $134.95 (1967)
  • Carbine $114.95 (1967)
[1]
Produced 1966-1979
No. built 287,648
Variants see article
Specifications
Weight 6.75–7.25 lbs
Barrel length 19, 22 or 24 inch

Cartridge
Action bolt action
Feed system

internal spring fed well with floorplate

  • 3-round capacity (Magnum Rifle)
  • 4-round capacity (Sporting Rifle and Carbine)
Sights Open adjustable rear and bead on front ramp (removable for scope mounting)

The Winchester Model 670 is a bolt-action sporting rifle. Designed as a more affordable version of the Winchester Model 70.[2] Built in 3 versions; Sporting Rifle, Magnum Rifle, and Carbine. It was produced from 1966 to 1979 except for 1974 when it was not listed by Winchester.[3]

Serial Numbers start at 100,000 and are located on the front-right side of the receiver.[4]

Sporting Rifle[edit]

Built from 1966 to 1979, the barrel length was 22" and had a weight of 7lbs. The Sporting Rifle was originally offered in .225 Winchester, .243 Winchester, .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, and the .30-06 Springfield.[5]

In 1969 the 308 Win. was dropped from production, and by 1970 only the 243 Win, 270 Win, and 30-06 Sprg were offered.

Again in 1971 chamberings were reduced to only the 243 Win and 30-06 Sprg.

In 1972 the rifle was redesigned to incorporate the same design stock and 3 position safety of the Model 70.

In 1979 the rifle was discontinued.

Magnum Rifle[edit]

Built from 1966 to 1970, the barrel length was 24" and the weight was 7.25lbs. The Magnum Rifle was originally offered in .264 Winchester Magnum, and .300 Winchester Magnum.[6]

In 1967 the 7 mm Remington Magnum was added to the available chamberings.

In 1969 the 7mm Remington Magnum was dropped from production.

In 1970 the Magnum Rifle was dropped from the Model 670 lineup entirely.

Carbine Rifle[edit]

Built from 1966 to 1970, the barrel length was 19" and the weight was 6.75lbs. The Carbine Rifle was originally offered in .243 Winchester, .270 Winchester, and .30-06 Springfield.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cartridgecollectors.org/content/catalogs/WINCHESTER-WESTERN/xW-W-1967%20-%20Retail%20Catalog-Orig.pdf
  2. ^ "American Rifleman | The Model 70 Story: A Classic Advanced". americanrifleman.org. Retrieved 2016-11-13. 
  3. ^ pg156-157 Henshaw, Thomas., The History of Wichester Firearms 1886–1992, Academic Learning Company LLC., 1993, ISBN 0832905038.
  4. ^ pg156 Henshaw, Thomas., The History of Wichester Firearms 1886–1992, Academic Learning Company LLC., 1993, ISBN 0832905038.
  5. ^ pg156 Henshaw, Thomas., The History of Wichester Firearms 1886–1992, Academic Learning Company LLC., 1993, ISBN 0832905038.
  6. ^ pg156 Henshaw, Thomas., The History of Wichester Firearms 1886–1992, Academic Learning Company LLC., 1993, ISBN 0832905038.
  7. ^ pg156 Henshaw, Thomas., The History of Wichester Firearms 1886–1992, Academic Learning Company LLC., 1993, ISBN 0832905038.
  • Henshaw, Thomas., The History of Wichester Firearms 1886–1992, Academic Learning Company LLC., 1993, ISBN 0832905038.

http://cartridgecollectors.org/content/catalogs/WINCHESTER-WESTERN/xW-W-1967%20-%20Retail%20Catalog-Orig.pdf