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  Just received a model 61 in 22 magnum I purchased off of Gunbroker. The rifle is in very good condition l, however I measured the barrel length from where the receiver stops and got 23 3/8″.  It seems most sources show a 24″ barrel length.  The rifle s/n is 298756. Thank you,

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Most .22 Winchester rifle barrels are measured from the breech to the muzzle (which includes the threaded portion inside the receiver.)  The quick method is to drop a cleaning rod down the bore with the bolt closed and then measure the rod at the point it exits the muzzle.

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Most .22 Winchester rifle barrels are measured from the breech to the muzzle (which includes the threaded portion inside the receiver.  The quick method is to drop a cleaning rod down the bore with the bolt closed and then measure the rod at the point it exits the muzzle.

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  Much appreciated…this did indeed yield the proper measurement!

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RichardM said
  Just received a model 61 in 22 magnum I purchased off of Gunbroker. The rifle is in very good condition l, however I measured the barrel length from where the receiver stops and got 23 3/8″.  It seems most sources show a 24″ barrel length.  The rifle s/n is 298756. Thank you,

Richard M

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Hello,

Was that the rifle purchased out of Peyton, Colorado?  The rear sight elevator is not correct on that gun.

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twobit said

RichardM said

  Just received a model 61 in 22 magnum I purchased off of Gunbroker. The rifle is in very good condition l, however I measured the barrel length from where the receiver stops and got 23 3/8″.  It seems most sources show a 24″ barrel length.  The rifle s/n is 298756. Thank you,

Richard M

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Hello,

Was that the rifle purchased out of Peyton, Colorado?  The rear sight elevator is not correct on that gun.

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Yes sir, it was. Thank you for that information. Anything else that you noticed?  I assume the sling attachments were added, although I have seen a few others with them. Thanks, 

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Good morning,

The sling studs are also no original though they are found quite commonly on these rifles.  

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