T Bone's Model 70
Those who know old Winchesters will immediately recognize this as a pre-war Model 70. This one is unique in that it is chambered for the .338/06, and it now serves as my favorite elk rifle. The rifle was a rescue project that I received in a trade. A smarter man would have walked away, for an aspiring gunsmith named Bubba worked on this rifle before me. First, the stock was cut crooked for a poorly fitted black, vented white line pad. The rear bridge was drilled and tapped, but well left of the bore axis, so a modified windage base was needed. Thankfully, checkering wasn't part of the to-do list as it was worn nearly flat with hardly any finish remaining on the stock. The original chambering was for the .30/06, but the bore was pretty far gone from corrosion. So not wanting to deal with a re-barreling job, I sent the rifle to Clearwater Reboring to be re-cut to the .338 bore.