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This gets complicated. Model 61 Switcheroo!!
September 27, 2019
1:11 pm
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Hello all,

Model 61 RB .22 WRF SN 68171 with non original checkered slide and stock is sold out of RIA in June of 2018.  

https://www.rockislandauction.com/detail/1031/4719/two-winchester-slide-action-rifles

Now the rifle is listed at Kaufman Realty & Auction in their upcoming October auction and the wood has been switched out for the correct style.

https://www.proxibid.com/Winchester-Mod-61-Cal-22-WRF-SN-68171-Receiver-Front-Not-Sta/lotInformation/50401986

So where did the wood go you might ask???  Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!  The same wood appears on a standard rifle which is D&T for a side mounted scope on it.  As my mom used to say "you can't make a silk purse out of sows ear!"   But I guess you can try.  Look at the nick in the wood on the left side of the butt stock.

https://www.proxibid.com/Winchester-Mod-61-Cal-22-LR-W-Weaver-J-2-5-Post-Crosswire/lotInformation/50401996

Michael

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September 27, 2019
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SmileCan't wait until this time next month when it's sporting an express front sight!!!! (Anyone here buy one recently?! Wink)

Great investigative work, Michael.  Thank you!

James

September 27, 2019
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Anyone ever heard of Kaufman Realty and Auctions? 

September 27, 2019
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Chuck said
Anyone ever heard of Kaufman Realty and Auctions?   

I haven't, but combining two businesses both notorious for bamboozling customers shows Mr. Kaufman ain't worried about what folks may think.

September 27, 2019
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Yeah, I've been to a couple of his auctions. His main auction building where this rifle is going to be auctioned off is about a half hour from my place. Half tempted to go to this thing and see if I can figure out who brought it in, but then again what will that prove?       RRM

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