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Just bought a nice blued M61-2 in original pouch tonight for $200.00. Now, I was aware of the reputation about them being jamamatics, but the price and the condition was too good to pass up. Besides, the original owner said I could have my money back if it didn't work.

Went to the range with a box of standard vel .22 LR and proceeded to run about 50 rounds through it. Now keep in mind that it hadn't been cleaned or lubed in about 39 years! Yes, I had one or two stove pipes each mag. Then I bought a box of CCI
Stingers and fired half of box of them with no misfires or stovepipes!

Accurate....oh yeah! So, I took it home, finally figured out how to field strip it, cleaned it with G96 and blew it and the mag out with my air compressor.

Despite the bad rep (although I have read where the 61-2's were improved over the original M61) this little gun is too much of a temptation to slip in my front pocket as a
second CCW. And, the Stingers to center mass and the occular/nasal area with ruin anyone's day!

Anything else I need to know about this piece?

Steve
 

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I have owned 2 model 61s (a -2 and a -3) and neither one gave me a bit of trouble. I heard that the early ones were trouble but in the 3 that I have fired a lot I never saw a bobble.
 

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Escorts had a mixed reputation in the market, but the NYPD thought highly of them... they were authorized "Back Up" guns and "Primary" guns for deep cover operations.

I've had a few and while they were kinda 'kinky' I never had a complaint with their function....

Oh... one more thing.... don't break the stocks. They're pretty thin and don't respond well to doing the pavement dance...
 

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There is a NIB 61-3 out on auction right now. Too rich more my blood! $405:rolleyes:

What mags will these take? 622 mags?
 

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I been tryna pick one a these lil buggars up, but the prices have been oughta sight, you got a great price at 2 bills my friend, I'd a jumped all over it meself:) Congrats, Mike.
 
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