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Model 61 Research Survey
January 15, 2020
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I got this one off of GunBroker yesterday. Seller turned out to be "difficult". It took a month get it here but it was worth the wait. Rifle is gorgeous.

1) Serial #58535

2) Round barrel

3) -22 S.L. OR L.R.-

4) Tang drilled and tapped

5) No W below serial #

6) N/A

7) Checkered steel butt plate

8) Smooth receiver top no grooves

Charlie

January 15, 2020
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morsece said
I got this one off of GunBroker yesterday. Seller turned out to be "difficult". It took a month get it here but it was worth the wait. Rifle is gorgeous.

1) Serial #58535

2) Round barrel

3) -22 S.L. OR L.R.-

4) Tang drilled and tapped

5) No W below serial #

6) N/A

7) Checkered steel butt plate

8) Smooth receiver top no grooves

Charlie  

Thanks so much Charlie.  I saw that gun out of LA.  Glad that it worked out for you.  It is a 1941 vintage rifle.

Michael

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Model 1892 / Model 61 Collector, Research, Valuation

February 3, 2020
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I have the following Model 61

1. S/N 15031

2. Round Barrel

3. Chambered for S, L and LR

4. Folding Peep Sight Installed

5. No "W" below S/N

6. Checkered Steel Butt Plate

7. Smooth Reciever

Rifle is in good shape, shots well, some bluing worn.

February 11, 2020
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Colsuper said
Michael,

here is one for the survey, if you do not already have.  295040 .22 WMRF. 

https://www.proxibid.com/Firearms-Military-Artifacts/Firearms/Winchester-Model-61-Magnum-22-WMRF/lotInformation/52495928  

Thanks so much.  I did see that rifle.

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Model 1892 / Model 61 Collector, Research, Valuation

August 31, 2020
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Good evening sir.  I recently bought a model 61':  

Serial: 311402 with an A

Round barrel

grooved receiver

.22 Win. Mag.

Plastic butt

Top tang is not tapped

Hope this helps sir.

September 16, 2020
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If you need another Model 61 for your survey, I have my dad's we grew up with many decades ago.  

1.  SN 224800  (No "A")

2.  Has grooved receiver

3.  Round barrel

4.  22 S,L,LR marked

5.  Does NOT have upper tang drilled and tapped for two screws

6.  Does NOT have "W" below SN

7.  Has steel checkered buttplate

Its been in the family for many years and will be passed on to the next generation.   From what I see it was produced in 1956 and I believe that's when my dad purchased it.   Hope this helps.  

Scott

September 17, 2020
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Pdog73 said
If you need another Model 61 for your survey, I have my dad's we grew up with many decades ago.  

1.  SN 224800  (No "A")

2.  Has grooved receiver

3.  Round barrel

4.  22 S,L,LR marked

5.  Does NOT have upper tang drilled and tapped for two screws

6.  Does NOT have "W" below SN

7.  Has steel checkered buttplate

Its been in the family for many years and will be passed on to the next generation.   From what I see it was produced in 1956 and I believe that's when my dad purchased it.   Hope this helps.  

Scott  

Hello Scott,

That is a new rifle for the survey.  It was actually manufactured during 1955 so a 1956 purchase date if very possible.  

Thanks

Michael

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Model 1892 / Model 61 Collector, Research, Valuation

September 25, 2020
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https://bid.auctionbymayo.com/lot-details/index/catalog/25202/lot/3715922?url=%2Fmy-items%2Fwatchlist

Michael,

this one just sold, a little rough.  SN 112203

S, L or LR 

Round barrel

Metal butt plate

Barrel markings ahead of rear sight

I hope this is a new one for the survey.

Kevin 

September 27, 2020
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Colsuper said
https://bid.auctionbymayo.com/lot-details/index/catalog/25202/lot/3715922?url=%2Fmy-items%2Fwatchlist

Michael,

this one just sold, a little rough.  SN 112203

S, L or LR 

Round barrel

Metal butt plate

Barrel markings ahead of rear sight

I hope this is a new one for the survey.

Kevin   

Thanks so much Kevin.  I had not seen that auction.  It is definitely a new entry.  And in rough shape as you say.  

Michael

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Model 1892 / Model 61 Collector, Research, Valuation

October 26, 2020
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Michael Add these 61's  to your research 

#73448

OCTAGON

.22 long R.

NO

NO

N/A

Checkered Steel

NO

 

#118778

ROUND

22 S.L. OR L.R.

NO

NO

N/A

CHECKERED STEEL

NO

 

#341953

ROUND

22 S.L.OR LR.

NO

NO

N/A

CHECKERED STEEL

YES GROOVED

 

#347094

ROUND

22 WIN MAG R.F.

NO

NO

YES

BLACK PLASTIC

GROOVED YES

October 26, 2020
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Gene Meier said
Michael Add these 61's  to your research 

#73448

OCTAGON

.22 long R.

NO

NO

N/A

Checkered Steel

NO

 

#118778

ROUND

22 S.L. OR L.R.

NO

NO

N/A

CHECKERED STEEL

NO

 

#341953

ROUND

22 S.L.OR LR.

NO

NO

N/A

CHECKERED STEEL

YES GROOVED

 

#347094

ROUND

22 WIN MAG R.F.

NO

NO

YES

BLACK PLASTIC

GROOVED YES  

Thanks so much Gene.  They are all new ones for the survey!

Michael

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