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    New to me 1950 375 H&H model 70

    Worked out a deal with a fellow for this very nice condition 375 and a beater 300 H&H from same year. Don't have the 300 yet, but might make it into a project if I like it.

    The 375 is a big jump in caliber for me. My deer rifle is an old family 257 roberts, so it was a pretty big chamge when I lit this one offin the pasture this afternoon. Not painful to shootbut it definitely lets you know its there.

    As far as I can tell its all factory and original according to the model 70 book.

    Not sure what I will use it for, I mostly wanted it for the history of the round, though I am told a 220 grain bullet is about the same as a 180 from a 30-06 recoil wise. I know some use them to hunt elk, but I have a family friend in her 70s who is about 4'10" and all my life has told me about killing elk with a 257 in one shot so there is that also.
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    Wow. Always wanted try a 375. Very nice.
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    Good looking rifle that will work for everything from Mule deer on up, given correct shot placement of course.
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    Since the barrel is drilled and tapped for open sights, I would guess the Lyman sight is an add on. I have one very similar, with the exception that mine was never drilled and tapped for rear sight, so the Lyman was factory fitted. That being said, that is a VERY NICE rifle! If you get the 300 and it is anywhere near that one, keep it as is. They are great shooters and feed and cycle with what feels like no effort. Congratulations!
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    Its not drilled and tapped. The lyman is completely factory. You must be looking at the caliber/year stamp on the bottom of the barrel?

    The 300 is a shooter from what I am told with a really rough stock.
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    Kingcobb, that's a nice model 70. Looks all original and untouched.

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    Have you looked up the serial number?

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    I have checked the date of manufacture. I have not lettered it with cody museum yet. I have lettered all my old winchester levers but never my m70s.

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    I like that gun. The pre 64 Winchesters are the cats XXXX
    I just sold my 270 and 458 Super Grade several years ago and miss them.

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    The 50 on the bottom of the barrel indicates the year 1950 (as you already know). I am not sure when the factory quit doing that but most Pre-64's I've seen are marked that way.

    Keep me in mind on the 300. I would love another.
    Amat Victoria Curam


 
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