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Model 72 buttplates on model 62’s
February 19, 2019
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5BEAE0F5-0F3D-474F-9FD4-656BA4C370AE.jpegImage EnlargerE732C3D5-998B-44FD-8113-EA44D2B82818.jpegImage EnlargerAny encounters with the black moulded model 62A buttplates being marked M-72 on the inside .  Rare day you don’t learn something , sold a 62A to a fellow that was concerned when he took buttplate off and was marked m-72 . I suggested it is correct likely parts cleanup . His 62A was 1952.  I removed a buttplate from my 61 mag C 1960 low n behold marked m-72 . Grabbed a parts gun I had gathering dust c1948 . Same same . M-72 . Buddy is still a doubting Thomas .  Any feed back is appreciated  thx .

george 

February 20, 2019
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Looked at just one of my 62a rifles. Looks like yours. 

Dominic

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February 20, 2019
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Thx  .  I suspect thousands .  Interesting and hopefully settles down fellow thinking he has a replaced butt .  Appreciate the response 

george 

February 20, 2019
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The newer style Butyl Acetate butt plate was first used on the new Model 72 in 1938 so Winchester marked the mold "M-72" however the same buttplate was then used on the post-1938 models 67, 67A, 68, 69A, 62, 62A, 47, 55 and several other rimfire models.  Winchester used the same mold for each so post-1938 they are all marked M-72 on the back. 

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February 20, 2019
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Thank you very much .  Amazing over 40 years and dozens n dozens of 62’s through my hands .  Been a good day I learned something .  Mystery solved . Case closed . I won’t delete topic may be useful to someone else 

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george 

February 20, 2019
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Hope someone here has more information.  If I had to guess I would say the M-72 refers to the size or model of the butt plate and not the gun it is put on.

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February 20, 2019
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Great. Now you all know how slow I type. 

The smart guys had it done before I hit the button.

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Oldgrayguns said
Great. Now you all know how slow I type. 

Dominic  

You are not slow, just careful and methodical, I like that.

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