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I recently purchased a Winchester Model 61 pre-war 22 LR Octagon barrel S/N 28813 through GB. I understand this rifle sold through RIA in Sept 2015. I would like to see the write-up in their catalog. Mostly interested in the right side lettering – patents pending or patents #. If anyone has a copy of this auction I would appreciate a copy of the auction page. Email address – [email protected].   Thank you for any information or comments.  RR

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Do you know that you can look it up yourself?  RIA has all of their past auctions available to research (back to September 2009). https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/65/531/winchester-61-rifle#detail

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Bert H. said
Do you know that you can look it up yourself?  RIA has all of their past auctions available to research (back to September 2009). https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/65/531/winchester-61-rifle#detail

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Bert;

       Thank you very much. Your knowledge of the firearms arena and related items is beyond belief.

        I guess I was in the wrong web site.  I went into RIA archived events in the proxibid web. It only went to February 2016.

        Thanks again for your help.    RR

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Bert lives in the “aqua” state Washington. He can’t swim so he can’t go out in the rain season, so he memorizes everything Winchester !

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Vince said
Bert lives in the “aqua” state Washington. He can’t swim so he can’t go out in the rain season, so he memorizes everything Winchester !  

Actually, I can swim very well.  Having grown up in northwestern Oregon (Seaside & Astoria), you have to learn to swim real early in life.  During the latter half of my career in the U.S. Navy, I became an expert swimmer, and even made elite status by swimming more than 250-miles in a one year period.  I swam an average of 1.5-miles daily (5 days/week) for two consecutive years in the late 1990s.  The Bangor Submarine Base where I was stationed has an Olympic sized pool.

However, you are correct in the latter regard… I do try to memorize everything that I can in regards to old Winchesters!  My wife tells me that I have a mental illness.

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