Re: Winchester 61 Gallery
The Winchester model 61 with the "WINCHESTER" roll mark is definitely scarce and on the rare side.
Is the loading port in the magazine tube the shape of a 22 Short cartridge or is it triangular shaped? The cartridge shaped version I think is called the Sporting version and the triangular shaped model would be more for the shooting gallery loading tubes and thus called the Gallerey version.
Another factor in value is when it was made. I think the pre WW2 models would be worth a little more than the later models. Round barrel or octagon?
And certainly condition and if all original.
My guess would be in the $1500 to $3000 range. The higher number for an early model with the short fore end, octagon barrel, all original and 90% or better condition. (That would be a gun that would look at home with some of my 61's.)
Lower number for a later gun with considerable blue and wood finish loss but still all original.
Hope this helps.
And if you have some pictures to share, sure would like to see them.