This is a .243 Winchester standard rifle produced in 1959 with all factory-original finishes and parts. The .243 Winchester cartridge was the third most common chambering in the pre-1964 model 70 line (43,618 rifles were chambered for the cartridge, 7.5% of total production) but only 6,812 of these were produced in the standard rifle configuration; the rest were Featherweights. This means only a little over 1% of total production was in this configuration, making the .243 Win standard rifle relatively uncommon.
The metal is in very good to excellent condition. There is some light edge wear and a few very small scratches but no other notable metal damage.
The bore of the 24" barrel has some throat wear and heat crackling near the chamber, and some scattered pitting, but still retaining sharp rifling. We grade the bore a 6 out of 10.
All parts appear original and correct for the rifle. The bolt is correct and serial number matched to the receiver. There are no modifications or repairs.
The stock retains its factory finish with some handling marks and dings (see pictures) but no cracks, splits, or other damage or modifications. The original checkering is in very good condition. The stock has not been shortened or otherwise modified and retains its original hard rubber buttplate. 1" sling swivels are installed.
NOTE: This rifle must be shipped to an FFL or C&R holder who can complete the transfer. If needed, we are happy to assist you in locating an FFL holder near you who can receive and transfer the rifle to you.