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March 29, 2023 - 7:56 pm
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Can someone tell me the manufacturing dates of the 61 magnum?  I’m thinking 59-63.  

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The actual serial number will tell us when it was manufactured.

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March 29, 2023 - 9:40 pm
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That’s true, but was the 22 magnum made during the entire production era of the model 61?  It is my understanding that the 61 production started in 1932 and ended in 1963. When did Winchester begin making the 22 magnum in the model 61?  

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That’s true, but was the 22 magnum made during the entire production era of the model 61?  It is my understanding that the 61 production started in 1932 and ended in 1963. When did Winchester begin making the 22 magnum in the model 61?  

  

I believe it was 1960, but it may have been as early as mid-year 1959.  Again, the serial number on your Model 61 will tells us for sure.

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l started seeing ads in 1958 for the Win. 61 in 22mag, l wanted one real bad and had to do some saving l was able to buy one in 1961 with a tread in a Mossberg 346C l still have the bill of sale Sept 1961 without looking for the bill of sale balance due was around $28 dollars with my tread in, my serial number is 2920XX that puts my rifle made in 1959.l wasn’t sure how to post an image but l did it. l still have this rifle.

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The DOM chart you posted a copy of is bogus. Per the actual Winchester records, your Model 61 was manufactured in the year 1960. The last Model 61 serial number manufactured in the year 1959 was 278022.

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Thanks for correcting my post.

Is there a way to edit my post #5? l don’t see an option.

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Thanks for correcting my post.

Is there a way to edit my post #5? l don’t see an option.

  

In the upper right hand corner of each post there is a set of symbols.  One of them should be a pencil with eraser.  Click on it, and it will allow you to edit your post(s).

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None of the post before mine or mine have the pencil symbols, there are only two symbols send a PM, or quote this post that’s, in the top right hand corner.

Also, can you post a picture from your files on your computer? or do you need to use imgur. and use a URL?

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Hello,

The first magnum version of the Model 61 rifle was in the SN 284500 range and corresponds to 1960 production.  There were just short of 20,000 magnums produced that year.  Can I get the last two digits of your SN so that I can add the rifle into my research survey?  Any chance that the caliber designation is stamped .22 W.M.R.F. on the left side of the barrel?

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Hello,

The first magnum version of the Model 61 rifle was in the SN 284500 range and corresponds to 1960 production.  There were just short of 20,000 magnums produced that year.  Can I get the last two digits of your SN so that I can add the rifle into my research survey?  Any chance that the caliber designation is stamped .22 W.M.R.F. on the left side of the barrel?

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Sure you can 292083

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LB41 said

twobit said

Hello,

The first magnum version of the Model 61 rifle was in the SN 284500 range and corresponds to 1960 production.  There were just short of 20,000 magnums produced that year.  Can I get the last two digits of your SN so that I can add the rifle into my research survey?  Any chance that the caliber designation is stamped .22 W.M.R.F. on the left side of the barrel?

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Sure you can 292083

  

l jump on the reply too fast, l just took thes pictures, if you can delet duplicates if l try l would mess things up.

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The white spacer l add when l was in Alaska in 1964 long winter’s.

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None of the post before mine or mine have the pencil symbols, there are only two symbols send a PM, or quote this post that’s, in the top right hand corner.

Also, can you post a picture from your files on your computer? or do you need to use imgur. and use a URL?

As a WACA Guest member, you can only post a URL from a host website like Imgur, and apparently you do not have the access to edit any posts (including your own).  If you upgrade to a full WACA membership, you will have full access to post pictures and edit your posts, and receive the quarterly published WACA Collector magazine, the annual calendar, and discounts at many different museums around the country.

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LB41 said

twobit said

Hello,

The first magnum version of the Model 61 rifle was in the SN 284500 range and corresponds to 1960 production.  There were just short of 20,000 magnums produced that year.  Can I get the last two digits of your SN so that I can add the rifle into my research survey?  Any chance that the caliber designation is stamped .22 W.M.R.F. on the left side of the barrel?

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Sure you can 292083

  

Thanks for the SN.  I already had the rifle listed from a post that you had on Rimfire Central.  Ypou have taken good care of the rifle.

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All my rifles look like that l use them but don’t abuse them. l did post information on RFC.

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