Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1042: Pre-World War II Winchester Model 61 Slide Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Desirable and Rare Pre-World War II Winchester Model 61 Slide Action Rifle in Very Scarce .22 WRF with Octagon Barrel

Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Desirable and Rare Pre-World War II Winchester Model 61 Slide Action Rifle in Very Scarce .22 WRF with Octagon Barrel

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 61
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 WRF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 280
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 39
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1940. Marble beaded blade front and elevation adjustable rear notch sights, first style barrel inscription, Winchester "WP" proofs on the barrel and receiver at the breech, matching numbers on the receiver and trigger guard assembly, smooth round top receiver, flip up peep sight on the factory drilled and tapped upper tang, smooth trigger, and serrated hammer catch. 17 groove slide handle and smooth pistol grip stock with checkered blue steel buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 85% blue, with the slightest touch up at the muzzle. The wood is also very fine with scattered small dings and some larger dents and bruises. Mechanically excellent.



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