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i recently picked up a model 62 (no “A” designation) from an older gentleman, that is also marked 22 short.  Serial number is 190xxx.  It has a 17 groove hand guard and the loading area on the magazine tube is NOT the slice type that is found on gallery guns but rather a shorter version of the bullet shaped one found on regular 62’s.  The loading area is shorter than a 22 LR round.  I understand it should have been made in 47 and that would have been a 62 A model but there is no A on this.  Any help would be much appreciated.  

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We ask that complete serial number be listed. The partial serial number you mention would be December 1946, which would ordinarily indicate that it should be a Model 62A. That stated, Winchester could have used a left-over Model 62 barrel to assemble your rifle. If you can, post several clear pictures of the barrel markings.

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Serial number is 190075.  Can someone send a link to upload pics…..I am new to forum posting.  Thanks

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Serial number is 190075.  Can someone send a link to upload pics…..I am new to forum posting.  Thanks  

Please read this topic – https://winchestercollector.org/forum/forum-rules-and-faqs/posting-photos-is-easier-than-ever/

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Please post a picture of the lower tang. 

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Forgot a pic of right side of the receiver and stock….same condition as the left side., insides looks like it had minimal use.

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Only damage is what looks like someone’s drivers license number etched in but the tang serial number…..really can’t see it in the picture.

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Regardless of what is marked on the barrel, you Winchester is a Model 62A (based on the configuration of the lower tang). I suspect that Winchester simply used an older barrel that was still in their inventory.

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Bert, what were the production numbers of single caliber examples like this.  I cannot find any literature discussing non gallery models in a single caliber like 22 short.  Any idea how on value of my example?  Thanks again.

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Ned Schwing postulates in his superb reference book that approximately 3% of the total Model 62/62A production was for the 22 Short only variation.  I have seen no evidence to refute that theory.  The 22 Short only variation is worth approximately 50% more than the standard variation in the same condition.

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Thank you Bert, very nice little 62A that will bring many years of enjoyment with the family.  

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