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Keg
April 22, 2011, 05:53 AM
A friend has a Winchester model 70..225 caliber.....It is new in the box..made in 1964..never fired.....How much might it be worth??? He has several boxes of cartridges too.....

Scorch
April 22, 2011, 10:48 AM
An unfired Model 70 in 225 Winchester chambering, new in box, with hang tags and manuals? Probably $4,000-$5,000.

uncyboo
April 22, 2011, 10:49 PM
Wow..............what an awesome thing to hold......

20thru45
April 22, 2011, 11:11 PM
Wouldn't it be push feed? 64 is not pre 64. There would be a huge difference in price between a push and a controlled round feed.

Keg
April 22, 2011, 11:31 PM
Wouldn't it be push feed? 64 is not pre 64. There would be a huge difference in price between a push and a controlled round feed.

20thru45.....exactly.....The main thing is..it is a rare caliber and new in box......

Scorch..I would not think nearly that much....but it is.. worth something to a collector......

How much?? I don't know....

Rifletom
April 24, 2011, 09:23 AM
What a nice find! I would love to have that rifle. Great cartridge. It pretty much mirrors the 22-250 in all regards. Bet its pricey tho. Good luck.

geetarman
April 24, 2011, 10:21 AM
The day I got out of the Navy in Charleston, SC, I went to a local camera store that also sold firearms. I wanted a 22-250. The week before, they had a Remington 700 in that caliber and they had a new Winchester Model 70 in .225.

I bought the .225 and the owner of the store also sold me a Lyman 8x scope and mounted the scope on the rifle. The mount was a Marbles and had the eccentric bushing in front for major windage adjustment.

I killed my first groundhog with that gun. I could not shoot worth a crap, but an Army MSGT who was involved in ROTC at Washington University, lived in our same town and taught me the basics of shooting.

I bought the rifle in 1965 and traded it off probably in 1978 or so.

The cartridge never quite took off. It performed just fine for me. Brass is getting a little hard to come by now.

It is a shame the cartridge is not more popular. It is a sweet shooter.

Geetarman:D