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Winchester Model 62 Question
April 14, 2019
11:38 pm
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 Just wondering just what is the difference between a Model 62 and a 62A?

April 15, 2019
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The biggest difference is the hammer spring. On a M62, it is a traditional flat-spring, and on the M62A, it is a modern coil-spring.

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April 16, 2019
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 Thanks for that Bert.So unless one looked inside or at the serial number ,you cannot tell them apart,just by looking at them.

April 16, 2019
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 Thanks for that Bert.So unless one looked inside or at the serial number ,you cannot tell them apart,just by looking at them.  

No, there are several other visual clues, starting with the marking on the barrel.  Most of the Model 62 rifles had the small (short) slide handle stock, whereas the 62A has the longer stock.  Additionally, the exposed portion of the lower tang on a Model 62 looks just like a Model 90, whereas the Model 62A has a completely different look due to the lack of the screw holes for the flat-spring.  In total, there are a number of visual clues to quickly tell them apart.

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 Thanks Bert.From the sounds of it ,if I decide to get a Model 62 at some point,it should be the 62A that I will  be looking for.I prefer the longer slide

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