>True, however any original pre-64 and
>being a super grade have
>a significant value add.
According to the original post, this isn't a pre'64 but a recent mauser style/claw extractor/control round feed model 70. It was posted as a pre-64 style, not a pre-64. The proper nomenclature is a model 70 "CLASSIC". The term "CLASSIC" is how Winchester differentiates the modern pre-64/CRF style with an actual pre-64. The modern "CLASSIC" returned around 1992 but for the first couple years was only available through the custom shop and then returned to the standard line of model 70's soon after.
The New Haven plant closed in 2006 and the last couple years the quality control was hit or miss. In 2007 FN started production again in South Carolina with a different trigger called the "M.O.A." trigger. As of 2013 production of model 70's is in Portugal. The current production South Carolina/Portugal guns are arguably the best model 70's ever built, though there are some who complain about the new trigger because it is more complex than the original model 70 trigger.
The year of manufacture for Model 70's can easily be determined by the serial number.