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Winchester 61s with Octagon Barrels
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April 28, 2022 - 1:55 pm
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Just thought I would share two of my 22s that I have. These are both Winchester Model 61s and they have octagon barrels, a bit unusual for the 61s.

Both of these are great shooters. The 22lr came with the sights, a nice bonus. I have a tang sight to stick on the 22wrf, just haven’t gotten to it yet.

 

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Thanks for sharing, the sights on that 22LR are indeed a nice bonus. Nice rifles!

 

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Good morning,

The OB Model 61’s are definitely a very classy looking rifle.  I have several in my collection also in all three chamber variations.  I would love to add your two rifles into my survey if they are not already.  Can I get the serial numbers of each?

The OB rifles are found up until approximately SN 80,000.  I have sampled 2,116 individual examples which corresponds to 29.7% or about a possible 23,760 octagon barrel configuration rifles from the total production of the model.  Of those the .22 L.R comprise 48% or about 11,404 rifles.  The Short only and W.R.F  versions are almost equal in number at 25% (5,940) and 27% (6,415) each.

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