This Winchester was produced in 1941. The shotgun’s serial number is 53842. This early Winchester has the counter bored 24 inch round barrel. The gun is chambered to shoot 22 long rifle shot shells only. There is no rear sight slot on the barrel. The receiver top is grooved and matted similar to the Winchester Model 12 Shotgun. The front sight is the standard German Silver bead sight. This gun also has the early small forend. The shotgun shows use and wear. There is no abuse or alterations on this gun. The stock and forend have their original finish intact. There is no cracks or wood damage to the stock and forend. The action works fine with no issues. The original bluing would rate a 92% or better condition. These grooved and matted receiver tops are fairly rare to find on these 22 shotguns. Here is a nice early original Pre War counter bored Winchester Model 61 that has not been altered or reblued. The original period shot shell boxes are for display only and not for sale.
Curio&Relic CCEE (12) F. No. 648 -22
For those folks that do not know me yet, I’m very hard of hearing on the phone. Therefore when you would call me, I will pick up the phone and tell you that I will call you right back. I have caller ID just so that you know, the reason for that is I cannot use a regular phone. I have to switch over to what is called a voice carry over phone. When I call you back you will hear my voice in our conversation, an operator will type your conversation to me on my phone view screen. With me reading what you are saying to me saves me a lot of confusion for me mishearing words.
I do want to talk to you and answer your questions without mistakes or miscommunications. This system works pretty good, so please be willing to be patient with my hearing loss.
My wife Marcia has fine hearing on the phone and is quite knowledgeable about firearms and is very able to help you over the phone.