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waltermoe
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Posted - 04/10/2018 :  7:03:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The only place I have found reference to a model 62 with a octagon barrel, is in the Blue Book of gun values. I don't put a lot of stock in blue book when it comes to serial numbers, dates and so forth. Has anyone ever really seen one, or any pictures of one that Winchester made? I have never even seen one on the auction side for sale that I recall.

Mod1892
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Posted - 04/10/2018 :  9:22:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,

I have never seen or ever read any reference to an octagon barrel Model 62 rifle. It MUST have been an error in Blue Book.

Michael


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cbyerly
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Posted - 04/11/2018 :  09:10:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I owned one a few years ago. I got premium $ when I sold it.
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Bert H.
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Posted - 04/11/2018 :  10:08:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Winchester did make a small number of Model 62 rifles with octagon barrels, specifically for the UK market. If you find one, it should have British proof marks on it.


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waltermoe
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Posted - 04/11/2018 :  8:45:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the response. At least I know now that this rifle was produced.
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Mod1892
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Posted - 04/14/2018 :  08:28:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mod1892

Hello,

I have never seen or ever read any reference to an octagon barrel Model 62 rifle. It MUST have been an error in Blue Book.

Michael



And I stand corrected. Going back and rereading Schwing's Vol II reference there were indeed "a small number" of Model 62 rifles outfitted with OB and sold to shooting galleries in England. Thanks Bert.

Michael


Winchester Model 1892, Model 61 Collecting, Research & Valuation
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sprint
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  07:36:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used to own one many years ago. It was chambered for 22 Long.

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