Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum Barreled Action

Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H Magnum Barreled Action

Posted by Morris Melani on 1st Jul 2018

Modifications to this action include cloverleaf tang, four-panel McFarland checkered bolt knob, Wisner Drop box bottom metal and altered rails to accommodate reliable feeding of the .375 H&H Magnum cartridge.

Custom scope ring bases were installed with a set of Burgess style quick detachable rings made by Stan McFarland. This scope mounting system affords very quick removal or mounting of the scope.

I used a 24" Marquart cut rifled blank merging the concept of a ½ round ½ octagon barrel with the ovate profiles I have been profiling .This blank was profiled to a full ovate to octagon with the ovate section at the muzzle. The clean top of the barrel is interrupted near the breach with a sleek, low quarter rib into which a single standing rear sight blade is dovetailed. At the muzzle an integral small profiled front sight ramp is longitudinally dovetailed for Recknagel front blades. The top of the rib is well suited for matting or engraving as well as the ¼ flats of the octagon section.

Addition features of the barrel include a integral recoil lug and an sling base that accommodates Recknagel sling loops.

All metalwork has been hand polished to a 320 grit finish.