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winchester model 62

28dakota6228dakota62 Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
edited May 2011 in Ask the Experts
can anyone give me DOM and maybe a close value on this little rifle.Model 62 winchester pump 22 S L or LR. serial # 19528x. 22 1/2" barrel in about 85 % condition overall. has very good bluing left but very light surface rust and a couple of brighter spots on the barrel above the rear sight like it had been hanging in a rack for a long time.The wood is in at least 90% with good grain and very few dings.the only two things I can see not original is the screw on the right side of the forearm has been replaced and the plunger that slides into the mag tube is not original

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  • 28dakota6228dakota62 Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I just received a Winchester model 62, serial no 92473A, which I believe was manufactured in 1939. Everything looks like a model 62/62A, except the stock, which looks like a 1890 straight stock
    with a concave but made of metal. The stock and the slide seem to have the same wear ( fair to poor ). Does anyone know if Winchester offered this stock as an option from the factory?
  • 28dakota6228dakota62 Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Can anyone please tell me the mfg date for ser number 57429 on a winchester model 62. Also does anyone know if the stock on a newer
    model 62 would fit an older model 62. They look the same in pictures?
    Thanks
    Terry[?]
  • 28dakota6228dakota62 Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Can anyone tell me the production year for a winchester model 62 with serial number 289259?[?]
    Thanks
    Terry
  • 28dakota6228dakota62 Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    i have a winchester model 62, 22short only with triangular port..it has a serial # 849xxx..cant seem to date it because from what i read they only made about 400,000..i also read that there were up to 850,000 model 1906 made..wondering if high serial # may come from period of changeover from 06 to 62..thanks for any input
  • 28dakota6228dakota62 Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Can you tell me what a winchester model 62 that is at least 69 years old and in excellent condition is worth?
  • pdog72pdog72 Member Posts: 78 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sounds like a late production Model 90 with a Model 62 barrel on it. The 1906's only ran out to about 696,000 but the 1890's go out to about 855,000. Bert may be along later to straighten us both out
  • 28dakota6228dakota62 Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    thanks for your input..would like to figure this out sooner or later..just got a digital camera so maybe pics will help..
  • Bert H.Bert H. Member Posts: 11,280 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The partial serial number tells me that it is a late production (1938) Model 90 receiver frame. Winchester used some Model 62 barrels on late production Model 90 parts clean-up rifles. Production of the Model 1906 ended at serial number 685999. There were some parts clean-up 06 rifles made using Model 90 receiver frames. What type of butt plate is on your rifle?
  • 28dakota6228dakota62 Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    the butt plate is hard plastic w/ winchester logo in center.also has some kind of checkering and is curved in shape. found some interesting info on proofhouse.com. it says that after 1932, serial #s were chosen at random with many #s being skipped. highest ser.# recorded for model 1890 was 849,100.. for the 06, ser.#s reached 848,000.. any thoughts on this will be appreciated..
  • Bert H.Bert H. Member Posts: 11,280 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The information you found on Proofhouse.com is absoulutely in error[xx(].

    Serial numbers were not ever chosen at random, nor were any serial numbers ever skipped. As I mentioned in my first post, production of the Model 06 ended at serial number 685999 (on March 10th, 1926). As of March 10th, 1926, the Model 1890 receiver serial numbers had reached 713199, and it was at serial number 713200 that the "A" style marking was dropped from the serial number.

    In the period of time between March 11th, 1926 through late 1949, several thousand Model 1906 parts clean-up rifles were assembled using Model 90 receivers. The earliest possible serial number on a Model 06 parts clean-up rifle made after regular production was halted at serial number 685999 is serial number 713200 (which could lead some people to mistakenly believe that some serial numbers were skipped).

    Normal (regular) production of the Model 90 ended on June 6th, 1932 at serial number 846022. Sporadic production (parts clean-up) continued through November 23rd, 1949, when the final Model 90 receiver frame was serialized with number 854747. So, and what that means in layman's terms, is that Model 06 parts clean-up rifles can be found with serial numbers in the 713200 - 854747 range, and Model 90 parts clean-up rifles can be found in the 846023 - 854747 serial number range.

    The key to identifying exactly what you have is to first check the barrel marking for the Model designation. For those rifles that were assembled using a Model 62 barrel, the primary identifying feature is what type of butt stock & butt plate it has. Your rifle has the Model 06 style butt stock & butt plate, therefore that is what it is.

    Hopefully this clarified your question(s).
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