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flrlayer
12-21-2015, 01:55 PM
I also have this posted in the rifle section, but I'm hoping to reach someone knowledgeable about a rifle. I found a L.E. Wilson cust build benchrest rifle in 22-250 on a Winchester 70 receiver. It has a Weaver micro trac 25x scope. Any idea of a value in it? Thank you.

Lee Martin
12-21-2015, 04:26 PM
Pre or post '64 action? If the former my guess would be $800 - $1,000 with the scope.

-Lee
www.singleactions.com

flrlayer
12-21-2015, 05:27 PM
Lee, its post 64. I would love to own it (I'm a fan of vintage firearms in general), but he claims that cabela's is willing to pay him $700 for the rifle alone, therefore he wants $1000 just for the rifle. I really think that is overpriced unless it wasn't shot much. If the previous owner did shoot a lot of matches, the barrel would probably be showing throat erosion.

Mike Bryant
12-21-2015, 07:27 PM
This link might give an idea of worth. Hard to say for sure, but I'd guess with it being a .22-250 that the barrel is probably due for a replacement. .22-250's typically have a lot of rounds on them.

http://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/winchester-rifles-model-70-post-64.cfm?cat_id=394

flrlayer
12-21-2015, 09:18 PM
Thank you!

Dusty Stevens
12-21-2015, 10:30 PM
So if cabelas is willing to pay $700 why would anybody else pay more- like $1000
A post 64 in 22-250 may be worth $700

JerrySharrett
12-22-2015, 06:04 AM
So if cabelas is willing to pay $700 why would anybody else pay more- like $1000
A post 64 in 22-250 may be worth $700

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Steve Kostanich
12-23-2015, 09:10 PM
Fir,

What is about this rifle that ties it to L.E. Wilson? it looks pretty much like a stock issue M-70 in an over the course high power set up. I knew Sam, and shot with him in BR matches up until his death in 1984. I never saw or heard him speak of such a rifle. Just wondering.

FWIW
Steve Kostanich

flrlayer
12-24-2015, 01:50 AM
Steve,
It's stamped on the barrel, L.E.Wilson Co. There is more writing in the picture but I cannot tell what it is. I can ask for more photos out of sheer curiosity.

Steve Kostanich
12-25-2015, 09:20 PM
Fir,

Thanks for the feedback. The rifle must be something Sam built for a non-BR shooter, or he used it for live varmint shooting only.

Steve Kostanich

David Merrill
12-26-2015, 07:45 PM
This barrel maker in Branford, CT a few miles east of the former Winchester factory in New Haven, CT.?

http://www.wilsonarms.com/

David Merrill

CMaier
12-27-2015, 10:56 AM
i doubt it...he did say L.E Wilson..not wilson arms

This barrel maker in Branford, CT a few miles east of the former Winchester factory in New Haven, CT.?

http://www.wilsonarms.com/

David Merrill