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Model 62A
September 18, 2016
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I have a M/62A according to the WCA DOM information it was made in 1940 and about 90% condition. Mine has the tang d & t for a tang sight. Does anybody know when the tang sight provision was discontinued? What corresponding model Lyman tang for this year is correct? Also what type blueing process was implemented during the year of manufacture of my rifle?  Thanks in advance for any information!

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September 18, 2016
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Len,

It has been my observation that Winchester ceased drilling & tapping the upper tangs for peep sights in the final few months of pre-WW II production. Michael (2bit) has researched information about the Model 61, and I am of the belief that the Model 62A production changes would have mirrored it.

Bert

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September 18, 2016
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Thanks Bert………

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Bert H. said
Len,

It has been my observation that Winchester ceased drilling & tapping the upper tangs for peep sights in the final few months of pre-WW II production. Michael (2bit) has researched information about the Model 61, and I am of the belief that the Model 62A production changes would have mirrored it.

Bert  

I believe that is basically true.  The only variable is there were some odd 62/62A “transition” rifles assembled where the normal rules or guidelines are not applicable and some intermixing of 62 and 62A parts have been noted.

There are several threads here on that subject.

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October 1, 2016
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Most but not all information on the Winchester model 61 & model’s 62 & 62-A can be found in Ned Schwing book   WINCHESTER SLIDE-ACTION RIFLES volume II.  According to the book it was at about the beginning of WWII that they stopped drilling and tapping for tang sights on model 62’s. 

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