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Model 61 serial numbers
March 8, 2013
3:06 pm
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Hi This is my first post on this form, I have a question on a model 61 with 2 diffrent serial numbers, the first number is by the trigger gaurd the second number is ahead of that. My question is that the numbers are not the same the one in the front is one number higher. The first one is xxx632 the second one is xxx633 any help would be greatly appreciated Thanks

March 8, 2013
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Can't help with your question, but welcome to the forum!

Brad

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March 8, 2013
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Hi getmclose,

I understand there were shooting galleries back in the day that used the Winchester Model 61 rifle. Now, shooting galleries were famous for mismatching parts on reassembly after cleaning. It is conceivable that a shooting gallery may have purchased a group of Model 61s from Winchester that had consecutive serial numbers. If that is the case here, it seems possible that you may have an ex-shooting gallery rifle that was reassembled from two different rifles whose serial numbers are 1 number apart. An odd and unusual occurrence indeed. Just my wild guess. One clue might be if the rifle has the traditional shooting gallery triangular loading port shaped to allow speed loading.

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March 9, 2013
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Hello Getmclose,

And welcome. What is the condition of the rifle? If the rifle had infact been a gallery gun it should show sigs of extensive use most likely. If the rifle is very high original condidtion it may have been incorrectly assembled at the factory. I would also like to know the full serial number(s) so that I might add the rifle into a survey I am working on.

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March 9, 2013
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Thanks for the info. I would say the rifle is about 85% the serial # is 227632 and 227633 Thanks agian for the response Thanks Ron

March 9, 2013
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I just picked up my first model 61.This one just happens to be the 22 Win.Mag. R.F. Serial number 301744.I will post some pics tomorrow.

March 10, 2013
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Elkoholic wrote:

I just picked up my first model 61.This one just happens to be the 22 Win.Mag. R.F. Serial number 301744.I will post some pics tomorrow.

Any chance that there is an "A" stamped under the serial number?

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March 10, 2013
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No A stamp near serial number.

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