This is a target rifle chambered in the hard to find .243 Win chambering. Although a cataloged configuration, just 683 target rifles were produced in .243 Win - less than half-a-percent of total model 70 target rifle production.
The rifle presents in all factory-original finishes and grades in NRA very good to excellent condition.
The original bluing on the rifle is very nice grading at 95% with light edge wear and some normal wear on the bolt knob. There are no notable blemishes in the bluing. There is a small scratch on the floorplate.
The bore of the 26" stainless barrel has some light wear in the first few inches but no pitting. The rifling remains sharp. We grade the bore an 8 out of 10.
The stock retains its factory finish in very good condition with a few very minor handling marks. There is a mark from the hand stop, but no other notable damage. The original finish is in good shape with no flaking or other problems. The stock has not been shortened, bedded or otherwise modified and retains its original steel buttplate. The correct 1.25" target swivels are present.
All parts are correct for the period and chambering and appear original to the rifle, including the factory target trigger. The bolt is serial number matched to the receiver.
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.