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.
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.
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.
Winchester Model 1892, Model 61 Collecting, Research & Valuation