.30-06 Springfield National Match Barrel - 1953 - 85%
This is a 1953 Model 70 barrel from a National Match rifle. This barrel is in very good condition, with no modifications.
The National Match rifle is one of the rarest model 70 configurations ever made. Just 1,971 National Match rifles were produced, second in rarity only to the Super Grade Featherweight.
The National Match was born out of Winchester's desire to create a lightweight target rifle. The NM barrel is a special 24" C1 standard barrel, but differs in that it is drilled for the target rifle scope block, and has a unique low-profile sight ramp which is not slotted for a sight hood.
Bluing - 90% - The bluing on this barrel shows some wear with a few small bluing rubs in various spots throughout the barrel, bluing scratches where a scope block was once installed, and minor fading in some parts of the barrel.
Metal - Overall, the metal is in very good condition. There are some spots with minor scratches, but no significant nicks or other forms of metal damage.
Bore - 6/10 - The bore shows noticeable signs of wear throughout the barrel, including some light pitting and general wear of the rifling. Borescope verified.