Rifle

Winchester 61- 22 short, long, long rifle **SOLD**

The Model 61 featured a streamlined, internal-hammer receiver combined with the ringtail-grooved fore-end. It featured a 24” round or octagon barrel with cartridge interchangeability—Short, Long and Long Rifle—and could also be ordered with the Routledge smoothbore barrel. The Routledge barrel had the forward 12 to 17 inches of the barrel opened up to about .375” to stop the spinning of .22 shot payloads, giving it sort of a jug-choke effect and lengthening the range that the tiny shotshells would be effective by a factor of about four. It was popular among exhibition shooters of the time. The Model 61 retained the popular under-barrel tubular magazine. Ejection is from the side, and the sights are the typical brass bead post front dovetailed into the barrel with an open rear and a stepped elevator in the rear.