Pre-64 Model 70 Bolt Handles
Were any Pre-64 Winchester Model 70 Featherweight rifles manufactured without the drilled out bolt handle? I've lately seen pictures of several that have the solid bolt. Again, these were on-line pictures, so I wasn't able to physically inspect the rifle to see if the number on the bolt matched the rifle's serial number. I thought the drilled bolt was a weight-saving measure developed for the Featherweights that was then adopted on all models to standardize manufacturing practices. I would look up the answer in my copy of the Rifleman's Rifle, but I loaned it to a friend and haven't gotten it back yet. Thanks in advance for any help.