Anyone who REALLY loves Model 70 Winchester bolt action rifles – and there are a bunch of us – should have a copy of this book. It was out of print for some time, but now is back, although not at a bargain basement price. And don’t look for a deal on the used market, those older copies are collector’s items in themselves. This 368 page work (including index” is NOT light reading, but a detailed reference volume on the Model 70 as produced from 1936 to 1963. It contains not just text, but photos for ID of various types and years of model 70’s, history, drawings, and specifications. There is nowhere else to get this information, all between two covers. As a writer myself, I cannot imagine the time and effort that went into producing this book. You don’t have to be a collector of Model 70’s to treasure this volume. Although primarily focused on “Pre-64” rifles, there is also some information on later models. Within these pages you can search for year of production and how many rifles were made in that year by serial number. It also displays some of the rarest and finest Model 70’s ever made.
I got my copy several years ago, when they first returned to print, and the price has increased quite a bit since then – but availability should now be better, and the wait time shorter.