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Model 62 22 SL or LR SN 62069A
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November 20, 2023 - 12:18 am
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What do I have here? Just got this gun from Grandma. Not a big gun guy but it looks cool.

Model 62 22 SL or LR SN 62069A

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Hi Michael,

Welcome to the WACA Forum!  

Your rifle is a pump action, take-down Winchester Model 62 .22 caliber rim fire rifle which was made in 1937

The Model 62 was chambered for either .22 Short (only) or .22 Short, Long and Long Rifle.  The caliber will be marked on the barrel in front of the receiver.  Your S, L & LR is the most common chambering.

The rifle can be taken-down (separated into 2-halves) by loosening the knurled take-down screw located on the left side of the receiver near the rear.  Once the hammer is fully lowered this thumb-screw is loosened and the 2-halves of the receiver can be pulled apart.  As always, make sure the rifle is unloaded before doing so.

The 62 is a highly collectable rifle and very addictive to shoot, you can use just about any modern .22 short, long or long rifle ammo available.

The Model 62/62A was made from 1932-1958 with about 410,000 produced.  The rifle is still so popular that manufacturers such as Rossi/Taurus have produced reproductions of it.  The Rossi is also named the “Model 62” however their serial numbers start with a “G”.

Typically the WACA guest follow-up question is “what is it worth?”  Without good, clear photos or the rifle in-hand it is difficult to place an exact value on a rifle.  However, In poor condition, functional but no bluing, stock beat-up but not cracked or broken, a Model 62 is worth about $250-$300.  In excellent condition, 90%+ original finish and with no modifications (such as drilled for a scope mount, shortened stock, etc.) a Model 62 is worth about $800-$900, higher quality rifles in 98%+ condition bring significantly more.  That should give you a ballpark range to estimate the value of your particular rifle just in case you were wondering.

Please let us know if you have any other specific questions.

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That is as polished a description of the Winchester 62 as I’ve ever seen, and refreshingly compact, too. 

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Zebulon said
That is as polished a description of the Winchester 62 as I’ve ever seen, and refreshingly compact, too. 

  

Clear and concise with all the pertinent details. Some of us are trying to talk him into writing a book. 

 

Mike

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TXGunNut said

Zebulon said

That is as polished a description of the Winchester 62 as I’ve ever seen, and refreshingly compact, too.   

Clear and concise with all the pertinent details. Some of us are trying to talk him into writing a book. 

Mike  

Lol, thanks for the kind words.

I am working hard on the 4th book but life keeps getting in the way.

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JWA said

I am working hard on the 4th book but life keeps getting in the way.

Ars longa, vita brevis. 

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Ars longa, vita brevis” So true!

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Especially when you are out of the country most of the time.

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Chuck said
Especially when you are out of the country most of the time.

  

For that limitation, something could be done, but nothing for the strictures of relentless Father Time.

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JWA said
Ars longa, vita brevis” So true!

Best Regards,

  

Dorothy Parker used that expression as an obituary for the late Arthur Longbottom. 

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