This rifle has a combination of attributes that make it unique and desirable: chambered in the rare .250-3000 Savage cartridge (less than 1/2 of 1% of all model 70's), a Super Grade, and a very early 4-digit serial number (3331, produced in 1937). The rifle retains original factory finishes in NRA good to very good condition.
The stock is in very good condition with no cracks or stains, gouges, or other major damage. It carries many light handling marks in the form of small nicks and dings from 85 years of honest use. The 20 lines per inch checking is original with slight wear but otherwise in very good condition. The stock is unmodified and retains its original factory recoil pad. The stock finish appears to be original, showing a few areas of mild finish loss.
The original bluing grades at 85% with the expected evidence of use: a few rubs and blotchy patches, and some slight freckling on the barrel. The floorplate has notable fading and freckling; the trigger guard has edge wear. The bolt handle has wear and discoloration. There is a 6-48 hole in the receiver bridge for a scope base. This appears to be the only modification to the rifle.
The barrel rates a 6 out of 10, with notable pitting throughout the length of the bore and some wear in the throat. Borescope verified.
Based on our examination, we conclude this rifle is a factory-original .250-3000 rifle in all original finishes. The bolt is serial matched to the receiver and all other parts appear to be original to the rifle.
NOTE: This item can only be shipped directly to you if you are an FFL or C&R license holder. If this is not the case, the item must be shipped to an FFL holder near you who can complete the transfer. If needed, we are happy to assist you in locating an FFL holder near you who can assist in this way.