model 70 .270 unusual safety?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by gpd18, May 7, 2008.

  1. gpd18

    gpd18 G&G Newbie

    I got a old winchester mod 70 in .270 cal. 3 yrs ago and just took it to a gun smith to clean up and check it out. (SN#522xx). he told me he had never seen this safety on a winchester before. The safety is a thumb safety on the rear tang (moves forward and back like on the Savage rifle) he said it did look factory or someone did a great job in converting it.
    I was wondering if it is a factory safety ?
     
  2. TAM270

    TAM270 Guest

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    SN#522xx waas made in 1946. The tang safety on it is not a factory safety. It was converted by someone who evidentily knew what he was doing.
     

  3. turner

    turner Guest

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    Well, maybe not as he(she) removed what might be the finest rifle safety ever devised for hunting.....lol.
     
  4. I've got a M-70 sn 31xx made in '37 and it has a lever on the right side of the tang moves forward and back
     
  5. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

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    Could you guys post some Pics of what you are talking about Please ???
    Rich