Al Biesen custom Winchester pre-64 Model 70 .338 Winchester Magnum. Serial 69077 (circa 1947) features a 22-inch custom barrel (23 inches with Biesen’s integral brake), jeweled follower/extractor/bolt body, reshaped and checkered bolt release button, cloverleaf tang, contoured bottom metal, checkered floor plate release button and a tuned trigger. Capacity is four rounds (3+1) and the extractor has been modified to smoothly “snap over” hand-fed rounds. Buehler mounts (1-inch low rings) secure a viable period Redfield 2-7x scope with a straight crosshair reticle. WOOD: Stocked from a AAA blank with rioting full-length figure, formalities include an ebony forend tip, borderless 26 lines-per-inch wrap checkering accented with Biesen’s signature fleurs, scalloped cheek rest with shadow line, checkered steel butt plate with trapdoor and widow’s peak, checkered steel grip cap and sling swivel studs. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 8.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.6 inches. CONDITION: The bore is superb. Mechanics are snappy. Metal and wood finishes crowd 99 percent. The price is firm and layaway is available. $6,500 plus shipping.


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