The Model 70 since 1936 it's been the benchmark against which every other bolt-action rifle is measured. It still has the famous 3-position safety which is convenient to operate with the thumb of your firing hand, lifting the firing pin away from the sear. The forged steel receiver starts from a solid block of steel. The bottom profile of this receiver is flat to offer greater surface area for bedding. It is bedded with a two-part epoxy in two places, at the front and rear to keep things from shifting around inside the stock during firing. The classic Controlled Round Feed (CRF) bolt design is a massive claw extractor that smoothly slips onto and secures about one-quarter of the base of the cartridge. This exerts full control over the cartridge from the time it leaves the magazine, as it enters the chamber, gripping tightly until the cartridge is fully ejected. This design also allows an unfired cartridge to be extracted even if it is not yet fully chambered. The M.O.A. Trigger System is the most precise three-lever trigger system in the world and an improved fit and finish and enhanced accuracy to go along with its classic Pre-'64 controlled round feeding. A blade-type ejector gives you full control when ejecting a fired case. Its free-floating barrel is button rifled in a process that assures superior accuracy and durability. This Featherweight model features a satin walnut stock with feather cut checkering and polished metal finish.