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Model 62 identification
September 1, 2015
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I am having a terrible time figuring out what kind of model 62 I have and what it is worth.  A friend of mine recently died and the family has put me in charge of selling his firearms, but this one is giving me all kinds of fits figuring out the value.  The rifle is a .22 s, l or lr; the magazine port is bullet shaped, the forend is small without any ridges at all, but appears appropriate for the gun in both design and age; it has an exposed hammer, round barrel and the serial number is 652327.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

September 1, 2015
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Hello,

What you have is a Model 1906 that was rebarreled at some point in its lifetime with a Model 62 barrel.The serial number identifies it as a November 1920 production rifle. You should see a "B" stamped below the serial number marked on the bottom of the receiver. The only significant difference between a Model 1906 and a Model 62 was the barrel length (20-inches vs. 23-inches), otherwise they are virtually the same.

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September 1, 2015
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Bert H. said

Hello,
What you have is a Model 1906 that was rebarreled at some point in its lifetime with a Model 62 barrel.The serial number identifies it as a November 1920 production rifle. You should see a "B" stamped below the serial number marked on the bottom of the receiver. The only significant difference between a Model 1906 and a Model 62 was the barrel length (20-inches vs. 23-inches), otherwise they are virtually the same.
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I wondered why it didn't seem to fit any description of the model 62 very well.  It is in good + condition.  Any idea on what I could expect to get for it?

September 1, 2015
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The fact that it is a "mixed parts rifle" removes it from most collectors list. It is purely a "shooter" grade rifle, and unlikely to exceed $250 in value.

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September 1, 2015
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+1

I agree with Bert's assessment and valuation.

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September 2, 2015
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Bert/JWA, thanks for your help.  I really appreciate it.

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