Rare versions like the Routledge smoothbores can lighten your wallet well into four figures. I have a model 62A new in the box with a serial number some 20,000 numbers higher than any book says exist. If you were to sell it to that gunshop remember that they expect to make a profit on it themselves and will probably only offer 50% to 60% of what they expect to sell it for. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. Even a cursory examination of a vintage Winchester. Then, if the gun has any factory variations.
These are highly sought after target rifles. Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The number of groves in the slide action handle changed over time, with earlier versions having less groves. A name change, from the Model 62 to the Model 62A, occurred in the middle of 1940 when Winchester changed the breech bolt mechanism. Many parts for many older, out-of-production Winchester brand firearms are sold only through specialty parts dealers. Personal Checks are held a full week for clearance. A much-revised rendition of the bolt rifle bore the Model 70 name but dispensed with its most valued features.
By 1932 The Depression was in full bloom, and every manufacturer was rigorously competing for every smidgen of market share. They replaced the flat mainspring and all the components ie. Years ago when the world was sane they actually had shooting galleries at Fairs and carnivals that allowed shooting and some early model 06 post model 1890 and pre model 62's guns were actually marked gallery on the side of the gun and were usually nickle plated and had a small smooth forend. I am assuming as you said that there is no letter A in the serial number and according to the Madis Winchester book that letter A appears or should appear after serial number 99,200. Your Winchester Model 62 was manufactured in 1932.
The gun was fitted with basic bead front and open rear sights. The fit and finish of the small guns was just as good as the big ones. Value, of course, decreses with condition. All Auctions are conducted in Pacific Time. Any ideas on either or both quetions? Your gun would be in the shooter category and the value probably around 200 bucks, plus or minus and depending on how motivated a buyer might be and how motivated you may be as the seller.
This is considered the most accurate source book for gun values. This minimized trigger slap and, along with the long sight radius on its 23-inch barrel, made the gun extremely accurate. A fresh cartridge is delivered to the lifter from the magazine. The forearm is the 8 grooved stock. I would also guess that there are 3 visable pins in the top of your bolt which at the serial number range you provided makes your gun a 62A without the A. Also, does it have the Winchester proof mark on top of the barrel and receiver? Remington had brought out its Model 12 slide action in 1909, and Marlin had its Model 32 on the market in 1915. The Pre-War version featured a straight-grip walnut stock of plain grain, a steel shotgun-type buttplate and a grooved fore-end, smaller than subsequent versions.
Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. Model 99s were never actually marked as such; the designation was used only in sales literature. The rifle does not appear to be refinished, the blueing being approximately 90%, barrel and receiver ware matching. By the late 19th century the work of Manifest Destiny was largely accomplished and the New World — or at least our corner of it — was relatively calm. I also would like to get a stock replasement.
As with most vintage Winchesters, the Model 61 generates considerable interest from collectors. The lockup is tight, rigid and free of play. An option is provided to have your barrel blued the old-fashion way in a slow-rust bluing process. Henry Tyler shop foreman at the New Haven Arms Company , the. It looks like it has been used a lot.
Older guns still in production had their model numbers truncated, e. Add to that some 800,000 Model 1890s and around 600,000 Model 1906s and you have a total of 1,800,000 pump-action hammer rifles sold to American shooters. This Gallery model had a triangular loading port on the magazine loading tube. We offer two stock finishing kits. After 1940, the Model was modified with an improved hammer spring and dubbed the 62A, so if you see a 62A mark on your Winchester pump rifle, that is an easy way to tell that it was made after that year. It just goes bang again and again without any evident motion other than the empty hulls squirting out.
We always combine on shipping to save you as much as we can. Even by my lights it was a tidy little gun that had some substantial heft to it. Serial number places it as a 1947 model 62A, and it has the larger 8 inch forend with the 3-pin bolt. How does it go, I have this old gun. Unfortunately the Model 1890 was expensive to produce, so Winchester introduced the Model 1906 that could be more competitively priced. There is finish loss on the magazine tube, the lower tang, and the edges of the receiver, with thinning on the remainder of the receiver.