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Winchester 22 rifles...model 62A
May 12, 2013
9:53 am
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Bert H. said
Floatshoe,

Your Model 62 was manufactured in October of 1936. The information quoted from Ned Schwing's reference book is not 100% accurate in regards to when Winchester began using crowned barrels on the Model 62.

Bert

Thank you kindly.

Do your records have any information on shipping destination as this example came off a farm in Midway, Kentucky

May 12, 2013
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There are no known records that provide shipping destination information.

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May 12, 2013
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Bert H. said
There are no known records that provide shipping destination information.

Bert

That's too bad

What can you tell me about the silver bead front sight. Is that "standard"

May 12, 2013
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Floatshoe...to me, and I am no expert, that silver bead looks like it has been added after the original bead either fell out, was damaged, or was removed. It does not look factory. I don't know enough about this model and/or the sights to know what type of bead should have been in there. Peter

May 12, 2013
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The front sight bead looks like it is Tin versus silver. There were a number of different front sights that were used on the Model 62/62A (and on the other .22 caliber rifles as well). I can not say if yours is "standard" or not.

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May 12, 2013
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I agree with Bert about the tip being Tin. The sight looks to be the standard Winchester 75C.

May 12, 2013
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Bert H. said
There are no known records that provide shipping destination information.

Bert

That's too bad

What can you tell me about the silver bead front sight. Is that "standard"

"Tin Tipped" sights are found on various models including some of the .22 cal. rifles. Here's the patent for it:
http://www.google.com/patents/US712863?pg=PA2&dq=A.+Tilton+Winchester+front+sight&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ha5sUaeVCsi4yAGBm4GYBA&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Note the date and the sometimes found NOV 4 02 stamp on some front sights.
Some of the front sights that got the "tin tip" are in the 21 series Sporting Front Sights, 23 series Winchester Express Front Sights and the 75 series sights among others. That may be a 75 series sight pictured.

Brad

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May 14, 2013
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I agree. That’s a 75 series. The same sight is pictured on page 123 of Schwing’s Vol. I on an 1890 octagon barrel. It’s a good close-up picture. Part of the subscript; “These sights were usually tipped with tin.”
According to the Madis sight book there were slight height differences in the various 75 sights but he has all but the D listed for the 62.
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