Hi all – I have a Winchester .22 pump marked as a 62A but with serial number21722 in two places, which I understand to be from 1935. The barrel markings says “Model 62 Winchester”. The serial underneath the receiver says 21722 with a “A” underneath. The stock has 21722 without an “A”. Ten groove forearm.
I thought that the ‘A”designation did not happen until 1940. As a newbie to Winchesters, advice or comment would be appreciated. There will be complications in retaining it so I’m kind of trying to work out whether it is worth keeping.
October 29, 2019
Yes, it has a single pin on the top. I have to do some work on the screws to remove the bolt but as best I can see, a lock mechanism is as pictured.
It has four holes on the lower tang, a chequered hammer and a ten-groove pump grip.
The reason for my interest is that without some significant effort, the rifle will be handed in to be destroyed. Seems to me to be a shame
Wow! Are you in New Zealand? That sucks. I would have the magazine shortened to 10 rounds. Not that hard.