Winchester Model 61 .22 Short Long LR 24” Pump Action Rifle, MFD 1960 C&R

SOLD FOR: $760

WOA#: WY240311WP023

Make: Winchester

Model: 61

Serial Number: 275416

Year of Manufacture: 1960

Caliber: .22 Short, Long, or Long Rifle

Action Type: Pump Action Rifle Fed by Internal Tubular Magazine.

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / MADE IN U.S.A.” – “MODEL 61 / 22 S.L. OR L.R.-“. The top of the barrel and receiver each have an oval “WP” proof. The bottom of the frame and trigger assembly are each marked with the serial number “275416”.

Barrel Length: 24”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to the barrel above the muzzle. The rear sight is a “U”-notch elevator sight dovetailed to the top rear of the barrel. The top of the receiver is grooved for mounting optics with a pair of rings installed holding a Redfield 4x scope with duplex reticle. The scope body has faint wear and the glass is clear.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece walnut featuring a ribbed forend with a smooth flat underside, a semi-pistol grip, a straight comb and checkered black hard rubber Winchester buttplate. The stocks have some scattered minor nicks and scratches, but no notable damage. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has minor wear and scattered stubborn residue in its well defined checkering. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at some edges. The balance is mostly in light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with the installed scope as described.

Our Assessment: This Winchester model 61 is a pump-action rifle with tubular magazine that takes .22 caliber rounds. The Model 61 was introduced by Winchester in 1932 in response to products introduced by their competitors. While the Model 1890 had an exposed hammer, competing rifles were being made which had an enclosed receiver, giving less chance for debris to interrupt the action. Winchester’s Model 61 was their response, forgoing the external hammer for those customers who preferred the enclosed design. This example was made in 1960 and features the later-style receiver grooved for mounting optics. It is in Fine condition, having some light operational and handling wear, appearing to have seen only light and responsible use. The rifle comes equipped with a vintage Redfield 4x scope. This would make a great addition to a Winchester collection, but should also still prove to be a great shooter. Please see our photos, good luck and happy bidding!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Winchester Model 61 .22 Short Long LR 24” Pump Action Rifle, MFD 1960 C&R
Winchester Model 61 .22 Short Long LR 24” Pump Action Rifle, MFD 1960 C&R