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Faked OB Red Letter Model 61 at Morphy
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This rifle was sold on Gunbroker by a Paul Gamroth out of Oregon.  It was a standard round barrel variation.  Now it has an OB .22 LR only barrel AND red letter WINCHESTER engraved on the left side of the receiver.  I will try to track down Paul and will add the rifle to the list of faked 61 in the Sticky thread above.   https://www.proxibid.com/Firearms-Military-Artifacts/Firearms/C-High-Condition-Rare-Pre-War-Winchester-Model-61-Octagon-Barrel-Red-Letter-Slide-Action-Gallery-R/lotInformation/44366383

And I will notify Morphy.

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I found the previous owner Paul and spoke to him.  He guaranties me that the rifle was NOT an OB LR only!!  He was leaving to go hunt and will look for who he sold it to next week!!  Don’t you just LOVE the internet???!!!

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Great work and thanks

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cranky2 said
Great work and thanks  

cranky2 said
Great work and thanks  

Glad to do it.  

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There’s some folks from Morphy at the show I’m attending this weekend. Want me to pass this on tomorrow?

 

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There’s some folks from Morphy at the show I’m attending this weekend. Want me to pass this on tomorrow?

 

Mike  

Thanks Mike.  

that will save me the email!

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Just talked to Dave Bushing with Murphy, he will have the listing pulled as soon as possible. Dave also wanted me to pass on his appreciation for your efforts in this area. He personally looked at the gun and felt it was genuine. I told him that these fake 61’s were hard to spot. 

Good job, Michael! Keep up the good work!

 

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TXGunNut said
Just talked to Dave Bushing with Murphy, he will have the listing pulled as soon as possible. Dave also wanted me to pass on his appreciation for your efforts in this area. He personally looked at the gun and felt it was genuine. I told him that these fake 61’s were hard to spot. 

Good job, Michael! Keep up the good work!

 

Mike  

I would LOVE to know who the consignor was!!   If he will tell you.

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That would be interesting, May be worth asking, he’ll be back in the office Tuesday. I’m pretty sure we’d be more interested in where the consignor purchased it. Dave told me of a similar situation with a 92 recently, it sold without anyone noticing and it was quite a mess. 

 

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