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Old 04-09-2018, 09:48 PM
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Bought this last week. I've been needing one for a while. Surprised me when I found this one. Hope you like my pictures,I like my Hornet! It was a Wyoming ranchers truck varmint gun. The butt has a few bruises but the rest is quite nice. Three boxes of vintage ammo came with it. The internals and bore show very little use. Built in 1950.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:23 PM
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As you are probably aware, a pre-1964 Model 70 in .22 Hornet, while not super rare, is not very common either. The main issue is that when you get into Model 70s chambered in the less common calibers it almost takes an expert appraiser to come up with what it might sell for, especially when it comes to determining if it is completely factory original and has not been refinished or altered in any way. I wouldn't be surprised that you might be able to get at least $2-3K for it, possibly more if it's kosher.
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Old 04-09-2018, 10:35 PM
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what DWalt said plus what scope is on the little sweetheart. the scope rings a bell and i'm too old to hear? early weaver v model?

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Old 04-09-2018, 10:50 PM
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Actually, the scope is a Weaver KV. The rear knob changes the power. Those are quite desirable in some circles. Probably contemporary to the rifle.
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Old 04-09-2018, 11:03 PM
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Worth a like any day! Very nice Hornet. Iím no Model 70 authority but it looks pretty darned nice to me. Congratulations on that one.
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:08 AM
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Very nice rifle, not a common caliber. Check the date on the barrel, underneath right in front of the receiver. looks good to me, but not an expert. Stock looks a bit shiny, hopefully wax and not a refinish. In this realm it comes down to the smallest things for value. I can't see the rear sight in the pictures as well.
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Wonder what the deal is with Wyoming ranchers and .22 cal. rifles? I knew an old rancher up your way many years ago whose only rifle was an old, very well-worn Model 70 in .220 Swift. I think I recall it was prewar but I might be wrong about that. He used that rifle for everything from elk on down, legal or not, and never felt like he needed anything bigger. He certainly got results with that old rifle. Thatís a really fine example ya got there! Bet it will be great fun to shoot.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:47 AM
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Thanks for the responses. The scope is indeed a KV Weaver. There is no refinish done to this rifle, I had just rubbed it down with linseed oil. Just cleaning some of the years off of it. Like I said the butt has some bruises, but from the pistol grip forward it is very nice, the checkering is nice and sharp. I'm sure it's worth a lot more than I paid! I bought it from a neighbor who bought it from the widow and he needed some cash flow. Right place right time situation. Actually, I would be embarrassed to admit what I paid.
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Love the period scope on it, that's how I prefer my older rifles. Lovely rifle, thanks for sharing!
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Congrats on the acquisition. I’m fortunate enough to own a 1952 Super Grade in .22 Hornet. Beautiful old rifles
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