This is a first year production (1932) Model 61 (Serial #18xx) with octagon barrel, single caliber mark, rust blue, small fore arm, factory (Lyman) tang sight (value $250) and factory A-5 scope (valued near $1000 by itself)(serial numbers: 3512 over 2 on right rear). This rifle is in 95% plus condition, perfect bore and mechanically like new. It is not mint, showing some slight wear on edges and take down knob, etc. Stocks retain 99% of their original varnish, showing only shallow wear marks. But this is the finest early M61's I have seen (outside of New-in-the-Box) with as many special features. It even has a special order reversible bead Marbles front sight. The factory would add a small pad of oiled paper under the tang peep, so wood wouldn't be marked, and this is visible in the pictures. This is almost a one-of-a-kind Winchester in fine condition. We can take VISA or MasterCard for an additional 4% fee. We'll also consider trade for U.S. silver and gold coins at spot value.
Priority U.S. Mail, insured.
Trades Accepted: No
Prices are generally firm, but some trades are excepted for partial payment. Cashier's Checks are the preferred method of payment, USPS Money Orders, 2nd choice. Personal checks are held for two weeks, and discouraged. No PayPal. Foreign sales are possible with proper brokerage, payment (usually credit card) and shipping arrangements. We will ship to California (which is almost a foreign country!) Layaway is possible for items priced over $1500, with payments including 1/3 down, 1/3 at 30 days and final payment with shipping at 60 days. Card fees are 4% with VISA and MasterCard preferred. Shipping is generally USPS Priority, insured. Shipping amounts quoted may be changed to the exact cost if requested, and overseas shipping will be charged on specific individual item shipping cost.
With two partners, I own Pawnee Sportsmens Center LLC, near Fort Collins, Colorado. We have trap & skeet, sporting clays, rifle/pistol, 1000-yard range, 3-gun, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I have done antique and obsolete firearms repairs as well as restorations and appraisals for 40 years. I primarily deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers. We have some Colt and Winchester parts, and I manufacture the Columbia Precision Tang Peep Sight for lever guns and some single shots. If you Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email