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Restocking a post '64 Winchester model 70

I'm thinking of putting a new (Winchester factory walnut) on my post '64 model 70. Along with the stock I'm considering replacing the two piece trigger guard and magazine floorplate with a one piece made by Williams Firearms. Any advice would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 02:26 PM
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Re: Restocking a post '64 Winchester model 70

You can find a good gunsmith who will refinish your original stock to new quality.
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Re: Restocking a post '64 Winchester model 70

I took a quick look at both the Williams and Brownells sites. It looks like an easy fit with bit of minor inletting.

You'll want to either make or buy some guide screws to align action and floor plate side to side, fore and aft to inlet both the new stock and floor plate. Basically like this....


One note, the Mod 70 uses a 1/4-32 screw pitch, not the more common 28 pitch on some other actions, so you'll need to buy them or make them with a 4" long common 1/4" bolt.

Take your time, ya ain't gut'n a hog! Remove only a small material at a time and re-check the fit often.

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Re: Restocking a post '64 Winchester model 70

might want to think about what you want? The cost of these with the value of your present rifle should give you enough to buy new what ever it is you want.

But if you wre just looking for a pet project, go for it.

The two vs one piece floor plate is only very minor inletting to the wood.
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Re: Restocking a post '64 Winchester model 70

Thanks. This gun is one of my favorites...I've had it since the mid sixties and just want to dress it up a little...a good winter time project
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WildBill, Thanks for the tips! I will take my time as I have until planting time to get it done.
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Thanksburk313. Actually I'm looking for a winter time project.
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