Receiver Side Base For Model 70 Winchesters

Proper installation of a receiver side base for a Model 70 Winchester is basically a straight forward gunsmithing procedure. However, re-doing a botched job sends a special message to any gunsmith. Here’s the procedure I used for a RPA Trakker Target Sight.

by Norman E. Johnson

This treatise will deal with reapplication of a receiver side base on a Model 70 Winchester rifle brought to me with stripped base screws after a second attempt was made to mount it. The rifle was a post 1964 M70 and wore a black synthetic stock that was used by Winchester for awhile, featuring a full action cast-in aluminum bedding block typical of those made by Bell and Carlson.

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