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Arizona Rangers 62A - Help?!
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IMG_3577.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_3582.jpegImage EnlargerHello,

Hoping for some help in identifying what exactly I have here.

I’m guessing this is some type of commemorative, but I’m having zero luck in finding anything comparable for sale or anywhere else on the internet.

Would LOVE for someone to help identify where this may have been made (factory or elsewhere) and also a possible value!!

 

DETAILS BELOW – Also see attached images:

Model 62A

Serial# 310XXX (1954-1955?)

 

UNIQUE DETAILS:

– Arizona Rangers Badge set into the stock “Tom Rynning” (see image)

– Multiple different names, battles, etc… either engraved or stamped into the receiver and inlaid with gold (really looks like factory work – Very well done.

– Names/Battles/etc.. include:    “Little Big Horn”, “Crazy Horse”, “Custer”, “Wyatt Earp”, “Red Cloud”, “Dull Knife”, “Cochise”, “Fort Laramie” + a few others

– Details on barrel also inlaid in gold lettering

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The high-polish re-blue isn’t factory.  Have you searched Rynnings name? 

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All of the names and extra stuff on the barrel and receiver frame were added by a past owner as pure embellishments.  The slide handle stock is not factory original either.

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clarence said
The high-polish re-blue isn’t factory.  Have you searched Rynnings name? 

  

I thought that might be the case at first, but I have an unfired model 63 from roughly the same year with almost identical high polish blueing…. That said, I could be wrong 

 

and yes, he was fairly well known, but couldn’t find anything relating to Winchester or any particular guns

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_H._Rynning

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Joe M. said

and yes, he was fairly well known, but couldn’t find anything relating to Winchester or any particular guns

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_H._Rynning 

Very impressive resume. Inscribing names connected with his actual military service would have made an interesting “commemorative,” but all the ones on the gun are stupidly irrelevant to his own very eventful life. 

A more interesting Model 62 commemorative would be one dedicated to the Starkweather crime-spree in Neb in 1957; he used a 62 to commit 6 murders, for which he fried.

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