Hi guys while looking online @ Utah Gun Exchange. I noticed a new listing on a Winchester Model 70 pre 64 in .22 Hornet listed price $500.00!!! I thought whoa knowing gun values etc. I wasn't in the market to buy this rifle but I thought what the hell I going to call. Called the owner he explained he bought the rifle from a older fellow a few months back. The original owner didn't shoot this rifle so he let his "Very Stupid Son" take he. So what does the stupid son do.......my guess he didn't know how or where to buy .22 Hornet shells so he took this premium rifle to a gun smith & had it rechambered to a .22-250!!! So back to the current owner he collects Win. Mod. 70's pre 64 he has every caliber but .22 Hornet. He noticed the bolt face looked like it had been opened up or machined etc. He the took this rifle to a certified gunsmith they miked out the chamber & measured it some how maybe even cast it out not sure. But found out its now a .22-250 they took this rifle to a gun range & shot it. The story I got this rifle works great extremely accurate has a 4-16x40 scope on it. It does have a recoil pad on it but bluing and stock very nice this rifle made in 1949. It has stamped on the original barrel .22 Hornet!! The current owner told me had this rifle been left as is would be easily worth $1700-$2800.00!! So if someone wants a very nice coyote rifle varmint rifle this one would work great. The rifle got a going over & was given a clean bill of health but in .22-250 not .22 Hornet. "Very Stupid Son" man what a dope oh well the owner bought it for $400.00 he's recouping some gunsmith costs etc.