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Questions - 22s - Models 62A Nickel and Model 63 -22 Super Speed X LR
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February 24, 2022 - 10:49 pm
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Acquired these two 22s and an old 1897 shotgun a while back. Just got them out and wanted to find out more information on them. I did find they were both made in 1941. The first Winchester 22s Ive ever had, a Remington 22 and Remington 1100 was what I started out with over 50 years ago. These two 22s both seem to be in great shape, just need a cleaning, the Mod. 62A nickel is a beautiful little rifle. I was wondering if the nickel is factory or not and what does the “Super Speed-X ” mean on the 63? Thanks, looks like a great forum….Have other guns, Colts, Smith and Wesson, Springfield and Rugers.Thanks!

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February 26, 2022 - 5:53 pm
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In answer to your question on the mod 63, Super Speed X LR means you need Winchester Super Speed X branded ammo (or it’s equivalent in other brands) in order to cycle the action. Stand velocity cartridges will not suffice. 

I am not sure if mod 62 was ever offered in nickel  but I  doubt it.  I will look it up later today but someone will most likely answer before that.

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Hi Mudobber,

Yes, the Model 62 and 62A were offered in nickel.  They were sometimes ordered with the nickel finish on the Gallery versions since it was more durable and required less maintenance than a blued finish but nickel could be ordered on any of the 62/62A catalogued variations as well.

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