Winchester Model 61 .22 Shot Smoothbore Pump Action Rifle, MFD 1958 C&R

SOLD FOR: $3,025

LSB#: 231203GB045

Make: Winchester

Model: 61 Smooth Bore, Takedown rifle

Serial Number: 241755

Year of Manufacture: 1958, C&R

Caliber: .22 LR Shot Only

Action Type: Takedown Pump Action Rifle Fed By Tubular Magazine

Barrel Length: 24” Round Barrel

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed bead. The top of the receiver is grooved.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece walnut featuring a flat-bottomed ribbed forend, a checkered semi-pistol grip, a straight comb and a checkered metal buttplate. The stock shows light wear from handling and storage. The wood shows a few minor compressions, scuffs and scratch marks. The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. This stock rates in about Very Good to Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue (Bolt is Jeweled)

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The Routledge smooth bore is mostly bright. There is some light fouling. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, this bore rates a 9.5 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is some finish loss along the tubular magazine and along a few edges. The balance of the finish shows light wear from handling and storage. The metal shows a few minor nicks, scuff marks and scratches. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good to Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action appears to function correctly. This rifle will slam fire as designed. We did not fire this firearm. We have cleaned this firearm and performed a mechanic’s check but expect many will want to clean the firearm again depending on their standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 61 rifle was introduced in 1932, and was a hammerless design with a tubular magazine. It was actually released after the Model 62, which like the previous Models 1890 and 1906 also had a hammer. The Model 61 was Winchester’s answer to the hammerless Remington and Marlin rifles being produced. Round and octagon barrels were available in .22 Short, Long and Long Rifle, and the octagon barrels were also available in .22 WRF. After WWII, the octagon barrels were discontinued and the .22 WRF chambering was offered in round barrels. This is a 1958 vintage Model 61 takedown rifle that is in Great Shape with about 97% of its original finish remaining, strong mechanics, and a fine bore. And a smooth bore at that, for this is no mere Model 61. Oh no… it is a smooth bore for .22 caliber shot ONLY, making it an ideal gun for pesky birds. This version of the 61 is rather rare, and it could take its place as the jewel of a collection alongside its Model 1890, 1906, and 62 cousins. Please see our photos, good luck and happy bidding!


Winchester Model 61 .22 Shot Smoothbore Pump Action Rifle, MFD 1958 C&R
Winchester Model 61 .22 Shot Smoothbore Pump Action Rifle, MFD 1958 C&R