I fired it with three different brands of. Start with the blue book values and protect all wrappings and packaging with your life ,do not re-assemble again if your intent is to sell. Winchester Model 61 Images can usually be enlarged by clicking them A Brief History of Winchester Rifles and the Model 61 The Winchester Rifles and Shotguns Co. He shot less than a couple of 50-round boxes through the gun before his family moved to an area that he could not use the gun in anymore. Additionally, a version specifically for the Gallery that was chambered for.
The little Model 61 showed a definite preference for heavier, slower-moving bullets, and as the projectile weight went up and the velocity down, the groups consistently shrank. The serial number should be between ~262,794 and 342,001. Following those slide actions, came the , which was discontinued in 1958. The Model 61 utilizes a streamlined receiver with the ejection port on the right side. The book has been reprinted in one soft cover book which is out of print at the present time but can be found at shows and used book stores internet. In appraising the value of your gun, you must initially determine if you have a pre-war or a post-war production gun, and then if it is a Standard or Magnum model.
The 61 featured a 24 round or octagonal barrel and could be ordered by the customer in various configurations. Every Model 62 was a take-down version and had a 23 inch round, tapered barrel. M-61's have a great deal of value depending upon caliber 22 short, long or long rifle and barrel type. Hello Dart: My non-counter bore grooved-top has serial number 284,634. The gun was chambered for short, long, and long-rifle interchangeably, continuing the standard set by the later 1906 Model, and this helped to assure the continued success of the Model 61. To help you establish value we will need the caliber and barrel type. It was an instant success and set the standard for all.
Winchester Model 61 Images can usually be enlarged by clicking them Variations of the Model 61s You have determined the model of your Winchester. When the design was improved by B. I visited my relatives there on occasion, and sometimes I'd spend some time with them and visit with my older cousin. The gun had a straight-grip walnut stock and a grooved slide handle. Just for fun, I scrounged a half-dozen empty shotshells from the trash bin and scattered them on the 25-yard backstop.
This store is probably where my father bought the Model 42 that he gave to me in 1954. Factory options included single caliber rifles chambered for. You may need to consult a professional appraiser to determine the exact value of your gun. I would consider it in mint condition. The first was the Pre-war Model 61 with a plain, walnut, straight-grip stock; a flat, shotgun-type buttplate; and a smaller, grooved forearm. Now you will need to determine if you have any variations. Hello papa: The bible on slide actions including the Model 61 is Ned Schwing's Slide Action Winchesters, Vol's 1 and 2.
Gun Collections Online Specialists in Marketing Your Gun Collections Serial Number Lookup Winchester Pump Action Rifles - - - Featured Items for Sale Winchester Model 62 - Model 62A Winchester Model 62 and later the 62A, can last a lifetime, they were the. The next version was the Standard Model 61, which differed by having a longer and more robust, grooved forearm. Also some 1890's, 1906's, 62's and a bunch of bolt action Winchester. The fore end, or slide handle is grooved, like the Winchester , and for this reason collectors often pair the two. Following in the previous models design, the Model 62 also features an exposed hammer.
I have not had a model 61 new in the box. Sales of both proved very brisk. I'll take some pics of the Model 61 as soon as I can -- I'm at the office now -- so probably won't get the pics up until tomorrow. These rifles, although seemingly out of numeric sequence, can be accurately described as variants rather than separate models. Hi Fred, I confirmed the age of your gun using the serial number; it was manufactured in 1951, which fits with the information you provided.
Rather than shooting this one, I would look to get another 61 and shoot that. Type of Finish: Blue Finish Originality: Factory Original Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. The Model 1890 was followed by the equally successful Models 1906 and 62, each of which were based upon the 1890 rifle, and production of the Model 62 continued until 1958. Key Charles with the latest ed. Just 1 ol brokendown dubblecluttches view but I have bin messin around with the dubble deauce for a week or 2---Capeesh? I approach my guns with the attitude if i sold it could i get something as well made that shoots as well for the same money.