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May 28, 2013
8:56 am
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Model 62A chambered in S-L-LR serial # indicates 1958 production has triangular loading port and Winchester on left side of receiver.
I thought only short had this type of loading port? Need your thoughts please.

May 28, 2013
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Apparently the triangular loading port was only on the .22 short "Gallery" M.62s but the Winchester marking was a special order feature that could go on other models when ordered
So, re-barrelled, special order or a fake?
Pictures would help

May 28, 2013
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Yes, I agree with Ray. Photos might be helpful. Perhaps the loading tube was replaced with the gallery triangular type of the .22 Short only? Not sure how well LR and Long’s would load through it? Does the "Winchester" stamp on the receiver have the trademark stamp underneath?

May 29, 2013
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Thanks for your comments. The trade mark is below the winchester rollmark. Looking to purchase at this time so have no pictures. All other markings look to be correct.

May 29, 2013
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Just some general thoughts:
The triangular loading port is not correct for a S,L,LR chambering so that would be a definite concern. If it is a purchase decision there might be multiple points to consider, i.e., if it’s $300. that might be an easy decision. If it’s $1200+ then I’d recommend figuring out exactly what you’re looking at in terms of:
1. Condition
2. Originality (especially in light of the receiver marking and loading port)
3. Functionality
4. Etc., etc..
Most collectors figure there are as many as 100 pts to consider on every collectible firearm.
A late 62A is generally collectible if it’s near mint but within limits. The receiver mark, if original, separates it from the pack…
I have an absolute mint 62A, circa 1958. Virtually new. I traded the equivalent of about $1100 for it just a couple of months ago. Had it carried an original Winchester stamp on the receiver it would’ve been at least twice that $1100 given the condition. IMHO, of course.

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