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Lot 3029: Winchester Model 61 Octagon Barrel Slide Action Rifle

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Scarce Winchester Model 61 Octagon Barrel Slide Action Rifle in .22 Long Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Scarce Winchester Model 61 Octagon Barrel Slide Action Rifle in .22 Long Rifle

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 61
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 389
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 25
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1936. The rifle is in the scarce .22 Long Rifle configuration with an octagon barrel, which Winchester offered from 1932-1946. Beaded blade front and Winchester Model 32B elevation adjustable rear sights, first style barrel inscription followed by the ".22 LONG R." caliber designation, correct magazine tube without collar, Winchester "WP" proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, round top receiver, correct checkered hammer lock, matching numbers on the receiver and trigger guard assembly, and factory drilled and tapped upper tang with filler screws in place. Round 11 groove slide handle and smooth pistol grip stock with checkered blue steel buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 90% original blue finish, sharp markings, moderate slide retraction marks visible on the barrel flats, and scattered surface scratches and nicks throughout. The wood is very fine with scattered small dings and dents, and mostly gray patina on the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.



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