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Value of a Win. 61 .22 mag?

My Grandpa is going to be auctioning off all his guns. He won't give me a crack at them before the sale because he doesn't want to show favoritism. He has a Winchester model 61 hammerless in .22 mag that will be in the auction next month. Any idea what this gun would be worth?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-22-2011, 05:08 PM
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Review on "gunsamerica" or " gun broker" or "steve barnett guns" to get a idea of you inlaws value of the M61 Win. The last time I checked the price..900.00 to 2500.00 depending on condition. Doc in Pa.
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Certain models are worth ALOT of $$$. Do your homework. its worth much less if there are extra holes drilled in it to mount a scope, if this was done, its collectability is ruined. As an heirloom, who cares, its your grandpas and you can't put a price on that. Auctions are GOOFY! Some people will pay thousands for junk because they think its something special, watch out for the Goober with the fat wallet!

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Re: Value of a Win. 61 .22 mag?

Like most things that didn't fly the 61 magnum was not popular, IIRC all 61s were hammerless. 99% were in 22 RF LR. the hammer models, popular at gallery shooting ranges were mod 62.

At the time they were introduced no one I knew wanted to pump action 22 mags at the outrageous cost of $1 a box!!!

They were only made for a few years about 1960. By 1964 Winchester was hurting and reduced the qualtiy on all their firearms and just dropped the 61 mag all together.

A nice firearm, and good walk around farm fence rows groundhog rifle.

I'd expect in great shape to get about $800-1000 for it retail. obviously condition means everything...along with finding a wanting buyer.

Moose, if you PM me, I have a brother who might be interested, let me know when and where the auction is.
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Maybe you could suggest that Grandpa have them appraised and let all family members bid on them prior to a public auction.That would solve the favoritism.

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Maybe you could suggest that Grandpa have them appraised and let all family members bid on them prior to a public auction.That would solve the favoritism.


He won't do that. This gun is pristine with no holes drilled anywhere. I think it's going to go high and he wants it to. He also has a 61 in 22 lr maybe I'll try for that one. Harry, PM sent.
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i'm having a hard time with a grandpa auctioning off his firearms when there are willing and able grandchildred available to hand them down again in 50 years...it just kills me.

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i'm having a hard time with a grandpa auctioning off his firearms when there are willing and able grandchildred available to hand them down again in 50 years...it just kills me.
My grandfather did the same thing..None of us grand-kids got anything...What is it with grandpas?
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i'm having a hard time with a grandpa auctioning off his firearms when there are willing and able grandchildred available to hand them down again in 50 years...it just kills me.
I am too.The 22 rifle my son has was my grandfathers,he gave it to my dad,my dad gave it to me and I gave it to my son.4 generations.He already knows he has to give it to his son.He knows upon my death he has a few firearms coming to him anyhow.I hope he ends up having a son to share shooting and hunting with.Don't get me wrong I love my girls but then the guns leave the family.Moose best of luck,obviously the gun means something to you.I hope you win it at auction.I feel that way so much if I went to the auction I would not bid against you.

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