Gunbroker rifle purchase; serial number on rifle & bolt don’t match...is it a problem & what to do??
In the last two weeks, I purchased a Winchester 70, featherweight, left handed, in .270WSM. The rifle was manufactured sometime between 2002 and 2006 but was sold like new in the original box and had not been fired. I am relatively new to gun ownership. After receiving the rifle I printed out an owners manual from Winchester wherein one of the steps says to make sure the serial number on the rifle matches the one on the bolt. For this rifle, the serial number on the rifle does not appear to match the serial number on the bolt but the numbers are really close....8710 is stenciled on the bolt but the last four digits on the rifle are 8780. Is this a problem, is it possible it was just a mistake at the factory and what do I do about it? Thanks in advance for your advice.
PS I have reached out to the seller to get his thoughts/help. Other than that the rifle appears exactly as advertised.