4 years ago #1
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I have a Winchester Model 62 that I believe is from about 1937. Serial number on the tang is 59788. Barrel states Model 62-Winchester 22 S L or L.R.

I am a bit confused, however, because the number on the receiver is 59788A. Also, the stock is a pistol grip, not straight.

I believe all parts are original. The blueing is mostly gone and the wood is worn. The forearm has a crack and a small chip ( I think you can see this in the second photo ).

I am thinking of trying to sell it, but wanted some ballpark idea of value before I investigate how/where/if to try to sell.

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4 years ago #2
Bert H.
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Hello,

The date of manufacture is August of 1937. The "A" suffix is normal for Model 62s of that vintage.

I agree that you are a bit confused, but not for the same reason... the butt stock on your Model 62 is not a "pistol grip", and is a straight grip. Additionally, it is not original to the rifle. Model 62s were never made with a steel crescent butt plate. The butt stock on your rifle was high-graded from a Model 1890.

The overall graded condition is not very good in terms of it being a "collector" grade Winchester. My best guess is that it is worth about $250.

Bert H.

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4 years ago #3
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Thanks so much for your reply and your excellent information.

I don't know where I got that term "pistol grip" --- I probably misinterpreted something I read when I was trying to research the gun. I had to look up every gun term I used in my post, 'cause I know absolutely nothing about guns. The gun belonged to my father-in-law when he was a child.

I appreciate your help. Thanks much.

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2 years ago #4
Kyle
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I am doing som research on the same gun...seems like these guns were used for carnival gallery shooting back in the day ..the reason the numbers dont match is when they cleaned the guns from the gallery they never really matched them back up as they are interchangable.

A true model 62 will only shoot shorts ...if the one you have shoots shorts,long,and long rifle ...its a 62A

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2 years ago #5
Bert H.
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Kyle wrote:
I am doing som research on the same gun...seems like these guns were used for carnival gallery shooting back in the day ..the reason the numbers dont match is when they cleaned the guns from the gallery they never really matched them back up as they are interchangable.

A true model 62 will only shoot shorts ...if the one you have shoots shorts,long,and long rifle ...its a 62A


Kyle,

The serial numbers do match, and "true Model 62" rifles were made in both 22 Short only, and in 22 Short, Long, and Long Rifle.

If you are researching the Model 62 and 62A, I highly recommend that you purchase and read the following reference book... "Winchester Slide-Action Rifles" by Ned Schwing.

Bert H.
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2 years ago #6
JimmyJam
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I have a 62A my serial number is has five numbers. the first two numbers are 39XXXA. Stamped on the barole S. L. Long Rifle. This was my dads' Also from my dad. I receiver a Colt hammerless 380 and this has a four digit serial number. The serial number starts with 68XX. Colt stated that this pistol was made in 1910. By the way-there are pistols and rifles. Have a good day.

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2 years ago #7
msmike
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bert h. is the expert on winchester's. the sn# is not a security ishue its not your ssn number. to get a good answer you need to give a the total sn#. it helps to start a new thread with ea question putting yours onto this one makes for confusion please repost and it helps to post pic's. you might want to separate the colt question and post it under the colt subcatagory so the colt colectors will see it.

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