Stories of family heirlooms make the guns at Blasts from the Past special. I will leave this rifle's new owner to tell the story of a gun passed down too soon. The rifle itself is known to everyone. Introduced in 1962, the Remington 700 was a product of the same design philosophy as the 870 and 1100: It was made to be mass-produced, with a minimum of machining and milling, yet still perform. It had stamped parts wherever possible, and a cylindrical receiver that could be turned on a lathe, not milled, to cut costs. And it has, for hunters and for law enforcement and for the military, for 56 years. Likewise, the rifle's caliber, the venerable .270 Winchester, doesn't need much introduction either.