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Winchester Model 62A Parts Cleanup Gun – Looking for Opinions
February 25, 2019
9:53 pm
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I have my Winchester Model 62A Parts Cleanup Gun listed For Sale in the Swap Meet Section.

I received a Reply with just “Ummmm”.

I sent a PM to the sender asking for more detail. His response: “Hmmmm to me means that I am not liking the looks of what I am seeing and do not think it is as described or original. I would be the butt stock on that rifle was not on that rifle when it was made at the factory. It is also messed up around where the butt stock meets the receiver. Also, I have not seen one of these stocks that is the pistol grip type (my emphasis). I owned one of these "parts clean up" 62's once and it looked nothing like yours.”

He is OK with me starting this thread and looking for other’s opinions.

I’ve posted some pictures of the gun below showing more detail with the wood and receiver and hoping for some comments and opinions.

My belief is that the gun is original and correct but if it’s not, I’m fine with that and I’ll change my description and price accordingly.

Thanks to all for your time and thanks too for the member for pointing this out.

Jolly

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February 25, 2019
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I have one exactly like this one and it is 100% correct as is this one. Why is someone nit picking this rifle? Big Larry

February 25, 2019
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Bill,

I don't know of another stock style for the 62A. I believe your straight grip stock is totally correct for the rifle.  I'm not aware of any 62A's that would of come with a pistol grip stock.

As far as fit and finish, I see no reason to doubt the stock is original to the rifle. There is a tiny chip on the left forward portion of the top tang. I've got 3- 62A's and their isn't one that doesn't have a bit of imperfection of fitting. Granted, very small imperfections but still there. The only thing I find troublesome is the butt plate seems undersized for the stock. That could be an indicator one or the other has been replaced. If one or the other were to be replaced with OEM parts, I myself don't find it offensive. From a purist's view, probably a whole different story.

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Erin

February 25, 2019
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Erin,

Here's a picture of the butt plate.  There is about the same amount of shrinkage all around the circumference of the butt plate.

I checked a couple of my other M62A's and the shrinkage is just about the same.

Jolly

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February 25, 2019
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Bill,

The screws have definatley been turned so the plate has been on and off for one reason or another. Why, we will never know....

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Erin

February 26, 2019
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The plastic did not shrink. Winchester fitted the stock to be proud of the butt plate. Many discussions on this, it is settled fact. Basically proven by metal butt plate guns fitted the same way. Metal doesn't shrink either. Yes occasionally a gun can be found with perfect fitted butt plate. That is not often seen. Winchester ran the stock department like a bunch of sub contractors and within limits there are variations. The OP's gun looks to have normal fitting to me.

February 27, 2019
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So,  without having a 90 and 62a side by side how can a person tell which receiver is which?

Is there something obvious or are there just subtle changes?

February 27, 2019
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jban said
So,  without having a 90 and 62a side by side how can a person tell which receiver is which?

Is there something obvious or are there just subtle changes?  

The serial #'s and prefixes (or lack of) are the only thing different with the receiver.

February 27, 2019
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I owned one of these one time that was in excellent condition. On mine you could hold the rifle just right and look down along the receiver and see minutely where the original 1890 holes that were once in the receiver and had been welded up at the factory. It was done extremely well and the only thing that was barely noticeable was a slight difference in the bluing color. I used to have pictures, but must have been deleted from my computer. 

February 27, 2019
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Eagle said
I owned one of these one time that was in excellent condition. On mine you could hold the rifle just right and look down along the receiver and see minutely where the original 1890 holes that were once in the receiver and had been welded up at the factory. It was done extremely well and the only thing that was barely noticeable was a slight difference in the bluing color. I used to have pictures, but must have been deleted from my computer.   

Can you provide the serial number of the rifle you had - for our survey?

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