Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

Welcome to the Leverguns.Com Forum. This is a high-class place so act respectable. We discuss most anything here ... politely.

Moderators: Hobie, AmBraCol

Forum rules
Welcome to the Leverguns.Com General Discussions Forum. This is a high-class place so act respectable. We discuss most anything here other than politics... politely.

Please post political post in the new Politics forum.
Post Reply
Message
Author
Booger Bill
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 2033
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:23 pm

Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

#1 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:44 pm

How would you price this? Not for sale yet. It`s a first year (1937) hornet that someone rechambered to K hornet before me. It`s been drilled and tapped with extra holes for the scope. Also the stock probably has been refinished. I do have RCBS dyes and cases & ammo etc. I have owned the gun for about 45 years and only played with it a few times. I didn't know it was rechambered until after I bought it. I did get a letter from winchester (need to find it) that it was made in 1937. IIRC, I think the barrel is dated 1935 under the stock so figure winchester probably used a model 52 left over barrel for this early first model 70 hornet. Thanks!
Image

User avatar
crs
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 2541
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:32 am
Location: Republic of Texas
Contact:

Re: Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

#2 Post by crs » Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:47 pm

Beauty - and a superb rifle for shooting wild turkey!
CRS, NRA Benefactor Member, TSRA, DRSS, DWWC, Whittington Center
Android Ballistics App at http://www.xplat.net/

Booger Bill
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 2033
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:23 pm

Re: Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

#3 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:09 pm

We have wild turkey all over the place around my area of utah. I have never hunted them. Maybe I have been missing out!

6pt-sika
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 6847
Joined: Wed Dec 19, 2007 7:15 pm
Location: Virginia

Re: Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

#4 Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:14 pm

I used to have a circa 1938 Winchester Model 70 in 22 Hornet . Little gun had been reblued and refinished in a very nice fashion . Little thing shot some really nice 100 yard groups with handloaded Nosler 40 grain BT’s . Only fault I found was the weight .
Parkers , 444 Marlin , 6.5mm's , Sika Deer and my family in the Philippines !

Booger Bill
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 2033
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:23 pm

Re: Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

#5 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:26 pm

I agree, why such a heavy rifle for such a puny cartridge! Since I got into this I have been playing with gunbroker and finally figured how to get into past sales. That will help me a lot as most of my collection is unaltered standard guns. It`s the ones like this rechambered hornet that is harder to figure real time value than christmas tree guns. Maybe I can lighten up here now. By the way, my model 70 takes the earlier .222 bullets, not the later .223 that they went to.

User avatar
crs
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 2541
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:32 am
Location: Republic of Texas
Contact:

Re: Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

#6 Post by crs » Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:37 pm

Image

My Turkey gun - .22 Hornet over 12 gauge. Very effective, but not light weight.
CRS, NRA Benefactor Member, TSRA, DRSS, DWWC, Whittington Center
Android Ballistics App at http://www.xplat.net/

User avatar
GunnyMack
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 2715
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:57 am
Location: Not where I want to be!

Re: Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

#7 Post by GunnyMack » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:49 pm

Was a recent write up about the model 70 22 hornet. Wasnt all that many made. I you might not get as much for it since it's been altered but you never know.

User avatar
crs
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 2541
Joined: Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:32 am
Location: Republic of Texas
Contact:

Re: Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

#8 Post by crs » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:10 pm

BB,
Put that Hornet bullet either in the heart or lower back for one shot kills with no meat damage.
Makes for great eating too. :)
CRS, NRA Benefactor Member, TSRA, DRSS, DWWC, Whittington Center
Android Ballistics App at http://www.xplat.net/

User avatar
Sixgun
Posting leader...
Posts: 11686
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:17 pm
Location: S.E.Pa..Where Trump Is Supported And Colt New Service Targets Are The Best Belly Guns

Re: Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

#9 Post by Sixgun » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:47 pm

Wow! What's the serial number? They did start at number 1 in '37. A very low number adds value. If the gun was "right", it would be an easy 25....the way it is....maybe a grand.---6

Let's pretend the gun is right and the number is 82....then your looking at 5 big ones.
The Very Mighty BAR 30-06
Rino's From Communist States Need Not Apply
Image

Booger Bill
Advanced Levergunner
Posts: 2033
Joined: Sun Feb 07, 2010 5:23 pm

Re: Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

#10 Post by Booger Bill » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:50 pm

I don't think I got hurt. It was on the bulletin board at work about 1972 for I think, $140. I found out it was K hornet but kept it. I doubt the seller knew it. There are a lot of turkeys around here but I hear they are tough eating. Someone must feed them in a area about fifteen miles from here. I can drive by there at any given time and see a dozen or so. They are tame and not skittish. The serial # is 8039.
Here is another model 70 I have. It`s about 1955 and in 300 H&H.
Sorry, posted the wrong picture. Here is the right one for the 300 H&H.
Image

Bronco
Levergunner 2.0
Posts: 494
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:03 am
Location: Idaho

Re: Winchester model 70 .22 K hornet value

#11 Post by Bronco » Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:33 am

Well if your interested in selling the K-Hornet and decide on a price , please let me know!
Gettin old ain't for sissies!

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 15 guests