1947 Winchester Model 61 .22 short question - Graybeard Outdoors
 
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-03-2020, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Default 1947 Winchester Model 61 .22 short question

Serial number dates in to 1947. (matching serial numbers)
It's in very nice condition. Has some surface rust where it was chronically handled over the years but the metal is solid. It has an engraved "8" on the pistol grip butt. Everything looks to be intact and functions nicely. The wood is all 100% no gouges but the finish is well worn.
Are these rifles sought after? Does he have a keeper?
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I'm wondering if that's an old "gallery" gun that was used in a carnival. Maybe the "8" etching on the grip cap means it was gun #8? That would also explain the well worn finish.

Back when I was young every carnival had a shooting gallery and they all used pumps chambered in .22 short.

Can't help you on what it's value is other than all the old pump .22's, and especially Winchesters, command high prices.
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I appreciate the information/response. It's good to learn these thing's that are possibly a part of a rifles history.
Again, thank you!
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