But, instead of a real rifle and real hunting, there was , and there were the books: books that would transport a teenage wannabe big game hunter to the heights of the Tien Shan, to Persia, and to the wilds of Africa.
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Current Winchester Model 70 Production Versions The current production Model 70 rifles are every inch the equal of their pre-64 antecedents, and are arguably a better rifle.
The Sears Ted Williams 200 is a Winchester 1200.
Serial numbers range from one to around 10,000; a few guns do not have serial numbers.
Faced with some tough choices Winchester decided to go the way of the inexpensive mass production rifles and compete with them head to head.