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Model 62 serial number and possible date of manufacture.
February 6, 2016
12:40 am
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Graham Taylor 7151
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Hi Guys,

I recently purchased a Model 62 in almost new condition. The serial number is 850596, when I ran this number on our web site it came up as unknown. On close examination with a light and magnifying glass I noticed the number 56 plus an inspectors triangle stamped on the front face of the receiver, could the number 56 indicate this rifle was manufactured in 1956?

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February 6, 2016
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Graham,

What you have is a parts clean-up rifle. Technically, it is a Model 90 receiver, with a Model 62 barrel. It was assembled in October of 1938. The “56” is an inspectors stamp, just like the triangle.

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February 6, 2016
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Graham Taylor 7151 said

Hi Guys,

I recently purchased a Model 62 in almost new condition. The serial number is 850596, when I ran this number on our web site it came up as unknown. On close examination with a light and magnifying glass I noticed the number 56 plus an inspectors triangle stamped on the front face of the receiver, could the number 56 indicate this rifle was manufactured in 1956?

Graham Taylor. 7151

Quite a bit of discussion going on, on the Rimfire Forum about these parts cleanup M62-A’s. Tell us more about your rifle? Big Larry

February 8, 2016
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Hi Guy’s,

Thanks Bert for that info, I suspected as much. And Big Larry I have tried posting some photos of this great 22 so if someone can help I can send them to them to post.

Graham T.

February 8, 2016
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Hi Guy’s,

Thanks Bert for that info, I suspected as much. And Big Larry I have tried posting some photos of this great 22 so if someone can help I can send them to them to post.

Graham T.

Reduce the size of your images to under 1 meg and you should have no problem posting the photos yourself since you are a member.

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February 9, 2016
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Here are a few photos of this Model 62 serial No 850596. I hope they come through okay.

Graham.

 

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February 9, 2016
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Graham,

Nice looking rifle. Pictures came through fine.Smile

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February 9, 2016
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Graham,

It might just be the camera, but it appears to me that the rifle has been refinished.  Can you post clear close-up pictures showing the Winchester Proof marks on the frame ring and barrel?

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Model-62-SN-850596-proof-marks-5-2.JPGImage EnlargerHi Bert,

Here is the best one of the proof marks, hope it is sharp enough.

Graham.

February 10, 2016
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Graham,

Unfortunately, the receiver frame has been polished and reblued.

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February 11, 2016
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Hi Bert,

Darn! Collecting Winchesters is a big learning curve, every time I visit this great site I learn something new, thanks to my great fellow collectors.

Graham.

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