It was in 1935 when Winchester Repeating Arms advanced its Model 54 bolt-action rifle to meet the demands of an emerging market. That new rifle, the Model 70, took a few years before it saw its spot in the marketplace, but remains in production today, despite a few changes in manufacturing practices. The Model 70, also known as the “Rifleman’s Rifle,” is considered to be a classic American firearm. Maintaining engineering principles of its predecessor, the Model 70 features the Springfield-type coned breech and dual locking lugs which utilizes a Mauser-style claw extractor and bolt face that provides controlled delivery of cartridges to the barrel's chamber. While Winchester’s legacy continues today, variations of its Model 70 have seen use on the battlefield to the high mountain deserts of the American west. The example shown in the video here is a modern example with classic styling and accoutrements providing its status as a “Super Grade” Winchester. This rifle features a AAA-grade maple stock, engraved floorplate, knurled bolt handle along with jeweling on the bolt’s body and engraved cross bolt to secure the receiver within the figured maple stock. To learn more about the Winchester Model 70 Super Grade Maple, watch this NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman’s Brian Sheetz.