SOLD FOR: $1111
Model: 60A – Target
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: 1932-1939
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Bolt Action Single Shot, Manual Cocking
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN, CONN. / PATENT PENDING. / MODEL 60A-TAREGT / 22 LONG RIFLE / WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK”. Proof marks are on top of the barrel/frame and the bolt. The rear sight is marked “LYMAN / 55W”. “93” is stamped to the left of the bolt.
Barrel Length: 27”.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed into the barrel. The rear is a Factory Lyman 55W Peep.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is smooth Walnut with semi-pistol grip, comb, and checkered steel butt plate. There are light handling marks with a few compressions along the right side of the forearm and the pistol grip’s butt from the sling rubbing. This is the original finish and about 90% is still retained. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate, which has only surface and edge wear. Overall, the stock rates in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is wear at the mzzle and a few storage nicks to the barrel. Otherwise this is a sharp and untouched rifle. Screws are attractive and all markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: A No-Buckl sling is included. This sling is a factory option from Winchester for this model.
Our Assessment: “The Earliest Winchester .22 single shot bolt action Model 60A 22 short, long, or long rifle was the model 60A Sporter, the earliest it had a 23″ barrel and No finger grooves on the stock, it was only made in 1932/33. The 60A was available in a Sporter or Target version. Winchester made the model 60 and sold about 165,000 of them. The 60A from 1932 to 1939 and they sold/made only 6,118.
After 1933, all 60A’s were made with a 27″ barrel. The target version had a 27″ barrel, aperture site, and most have finger grooved stock. Combined together There was Only 6,118 Winchester Model 60A’s Made/produced, that’s Both model 60A’s sporter/target version combined together. Given that there was only 6,118 made makes them collectible, rare Winchester Bolt action rimfire Rifles.”
This is perhaps the nicest one we have ever seen, deserving a place in a discerning Winchester collection.