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Model 61 Research Survey
December 1, 2015
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Hello Joe

I am on the road and my computer cratered.  I will get back in the next few days after some shopping.

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December 6, 2015
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Joe Smith said

Hello there.... I have the following Model 61

100451

round barrel

22 S.L. or LR

Upper tang not drilled

No W below serial number

Butt plate is checkered with Winchester logo.  Can't tell if it is steel or plastic

Smooth receiver

I'm pretty sure it is from the 1940's.  It is in good shape and still shoots great.  Killed a few squirrels this weekend.  Bluing is heavily faded.

Hello Joe,

Based on the serial number the rifle was manufactured during 1948.  The butt plate should be a simple checkered steel with no Winchester logo on it.  Thanks for adding your rifle into my survey.

Michael

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December 16, 2015
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The have following Model 61s:

Ser. # 6768, octagon  barrel, 22 W.R.F., has a tang sight, steel butt

Ser. # 52131, round. barrel, 22 L.R. Shot Only, Win. counter bore, drilled for tang sight, steel butt

Ser. # 68151, round. barrel, 22 W.R.F.,  has a tang sight, steel butt

Ser. #300285, round. barrel, 22 Win. Mag. R.F., Grooved receiver, plastic butt

Ser. # NONE, round. barrel, 22 S, L, L.R., no tang holes, this gun has a grooved ALUMINIUM RECEIVER, steel butt (Bert Hartman has seen this gun)

Hope this helps.

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December 17, 2015
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Roger Baker said

The have following Model 61s:

Ser. # 6768, octagon  barrel, 22 W.R.F., has a tang sight, steel butt

Ser. # 52131, round. barrel, 22 L.R. Shot Only, Win. counter bore, drilled for tang sight, steel butt

Ser. # 68151, round. barrel, 22 W.R.F.,  has a tang sight, steel butt

Ser. #300285, round. barrel, 22 Win. Mag. R.F., Grooved receiver, plastic butt

Ser. # NONE, round. barrel, 22 S, L, L.R., no tang holes, this gun has a grooved ALUMINIUM RECEIVER, steel butt (Bert Hartman has seen this gun)

Hope this helps.

Roger the Relic

Thanks so much for the early Christmas present of the data on your rifles.  They are all new rifles for the survey and I have entered them.  Do SN 52131 and 68151 have a "W" stamped about 1.5 inches below the serial numbers?

Thanks again

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Thanks for your response.

I did miss the 'W' on #52131

#68151 does not have the 'W'

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Roger Baker said

Thanks for your response.

I did miss the 'W' on #52131

#68151 does not have the 'W'

Roger

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December 17, 2015
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Michael,

For your survey, I just acquired a NIB model 61 22 mag Rf:

1. sn:306814

2. letter (A) under serial number

3. grooved receiver

4. plastic butt

5. round barrel

6. tang not drilled

Al

December 18, 2015
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tionesta1 said

Michael,

For your survey, I just acquired a NIB model 61 22 mag Rf:

1. sn:306814

2. letter (A) under serial number

3. grooved receiver

4. plastic butt

5. round barrel

6. tang not drilled

Al

Thanks Al,

I had it with the exception of the "A" stamp!

Michael

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December 26, 2015
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SN: 202723

Round

FOR SHOT ONLY (Straight thru)

tang not drilled

metal butt plate

not grooved

no W

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Brad Olson said

SN: 202723

Round

FOR SHOT ONLY (Straight thru)

tang not drilled

metal butt plate

not grooved

no W

Thanks so much Brad.  That is a 1953 vintage rifle.  I assume it is not counter bored?

Michael

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Michael,

Your assumption is correct, it is not counter bored, it's a "straight thru" model. 

Brad

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Thanks Brad!

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This is a list of Model 61s that I have in my collection. Trust it will be of some help.

The four listed below are all the same,

Sn. 265491   Sn. 277553   Sn. 287664   Sn. 290083

Round barrel, .22 S.L.or LR, No holes in top tang, No W,  Plastic butt plate and grooved for scope.

 

Sn. 34213    Has round barrel, .22 S.L. or LR.  Two holes in top tang, No W, Steel butt plate and no scope grooves

Keep up the good work.

Michael.

January 19, 2016
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Michael Brown said

This is a list of Model 61s that I have in my collection. Trust it will be of some help.

The four listed below are all the same,

Sn. 265491   Sn. 277553   Sn. 287664   Sn. 290083

Round barrel, .22 S.L.or LR, No holes in top tang, No W,  Plastic butt plate and grooved for scope.

 

Sn. 34213    Has round barrel, .22 S.L. or LR.  Two holes in top tang, No W, Steel butt plate and no scope grooves

Keep up the good work.

Michael.

Thanks so much Michael.  Those are all new ones for the list of data!!!

 

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February 10, 2016
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I sent you a private message on my Model 61 Win Mag R. F. 

Sorry, guys. too much crime out there and Michael has the full serial number. It too is unfired and have the box.

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Thanks Neal.   I appreciate the help and the data.

Michael 

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February 10, 2016
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Michael

 

Can I send you photos? I want to see what the value is, or perhaps you do not need photos. I tried the image link but it is not user friendly.

 

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Send them to my email.   2bitrifles@gmail.com

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Did you get the serial number for the Routledge (NIB) that Dave Riffle has on his web site??? I think he has sold it for around $15K

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renegade said

Did you get the serial number for the Routledge (NIB) that Dave Riffle has on his web site??? I think he has sold it for around $15K


renegade said

Did you get the serial number for the Routledge (NIB) that Dave Riffle has on his web site??? I think he has sold it for around $15K

Hello,

I did not get that rifle.  I am traveling in New Zealand for another month so my internet time is a but restricted.  If you could pass it along I would appreciate it.

Thanks.

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