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June 24, 2021 - 8:53 pm
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Could somebody tell me if all the gallery guns had Winchester stamped on the receiver.  I feel certain there will be fakes out there and I can not find a lot of information concerning the gallery gun.  I did see one sell , rifle,speed loader tube and the spring on the magazine but it did not have Winchester stamped on the receiver..  I am aware of the special load opening in the  magazine but I would think that would be no special task for a machinest.  I did find this one that includes the box but I would have no idea if the Gallery and a 22 short would share the same box or the gallery would state it was a gallery model. 

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Jerry,

I doubt that even 50% of the Gallery rifles had the WINCHESTER logo engraved on the left side of the receiver frame.  It cost extra to have that logo put on the receiver, and most shooting galleries were too cheap to pay the extra $$ to have it done.

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Jerry,

I doubt that even 50% of the Gallery rifles had the WINCHESTER logo engraved on the left side of the receiver frame.  It cost extra to have that logo put on the receiver, and most shooting galleries were too cheap to pay the extra $$ to have it done.

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Funny Philosophy on Winchester’s part, you would think that by putting the Winchester Logo on the sides of the receivers of the gallery guns that it would equate to lots of free advertising. Lots of people using those rifles at the gallery’s…… Counter productive for the couple of lousy bucks they got for the logo in my opinion.

 

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I don’t know what Winchester charged for the logo but they weren’t engraved. They used a roll die to apply the Winchester receiver marking. Undoubtedly much cheaper than paying an engraver to engrave the words. In fact if you find any “engraved”, I’d find them highly suspicious. 

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I don’t know what Winchester charged for the logo but they weren’t engraved. They used a roll die to apply the Winchester receiver marking. Undoubtedly much cheaper than paying an engraver to engrave the words. In fact if you find any “engraved”, I’d find them highly suspicious. 

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I should have been more definitive in my previous post.  The correct term is “roll engraved” for the Winchester logo.

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I should have said the Gallery 62 that I included in my post has A BOX.  In would guess one with a factory number on the box would add value.  I had planned to add one of these to my collection but I rerely see them at the gun shows here in Missouri.  I believe I will wait for a nice one with the stamp on the receiver and a return policy, the only way I will buy on line. 

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Limestone, I agree 100 percent, expect to pay for the real stuff.  I came across another gallery today and strange enough the box end cap only damage is where the serial number was and a serial number penned in.  I  feel the dealer would be better off telling it like it is, ” a 62 box more than likely not for this 62″.    It would be interesting to know if the real gallery gun box actually said it was a gallery gun.  Personally I would rather just fin d a gun that had tge Winchester name on the receiver with the correct magazine and forget the box and paperwork.  I would plan to shoot it anyway.

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The last few years I’ve had a bit of an obsession with Winchester rimfires (as there are some really nice ones around that don’t draw quite the high $$ of the really nice leverguns) and, of course the gallery guns have an extra appeal. I’ve managed to acquire four of them (three 62’s and one 74) and looked for years for an example with the iconic Winchester roll engraving. So many examples just didn’t seem legit (thanks everyone on this forum for your incredible depth of knowledge) but I finally met my goal when a distinguished member of this forum offered one up. 

Just keep looking and use the resources here for guidance. It is beyond invaluable.

I also acquired a standard 62A in box from a member here – peace of mind in knowing who you are buying from. Especially for someone like me who lives in Los Angeles and doesn’t get much opportunity to get hands on with many honest Winchesters – at least not at a price 2-3x what you would pay elsewhere.

 

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I can remember shooting  at the carnival but  i do not remember ever shooting one with Winchester on the receiver.  My uncle owned a sporting goods store ,I spent a lot of time digging earth worms and seining  minnows and just hanging out at his store.    I was well aware of brand name guns and surely would have noticed a rifle with a trade name on the receiver.  I do remember the gallery being very busy so I would guess having a few of the speed loaders ready to go would be a real value .
I am sure I will find one of these little Winchesters some place.
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