This Winchester was produced in 1959. The Rifle’s serial number is 314010. It has the standard 24 inch round barrel chambered to shoot the 22 Short, Long And Long Rifle. This rifle is as new in the original shipping box. This rifle does show some very light sign of being assembled. Most likely at the gun shop for display before it was sold. This receiver is the early groove top for the scope mount. Before this gun, the receiver tops were smooth tops. The original bluing would rate a strong 99% condition. The wood is in new condition. You can tell that this gun has been stored in it’s original box all this time. Just look at the butt plate, It has turned white by oxidation. If this gun has been handled the white powder would have rubbed off. The box still has the hanging tag and papers intact. The box is very sound with no issues. The box does have some storage grime on the box top. The label is intact and fully readable. These Winchester Model 61’s that still have their original boxes and papers are a real collectable and hard gun to find today. Here is a very fine condition Winchester for the discriminating collector!
Curio&Relic J.L.V. Consn (10) F. No. 689 -23
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.