SOLD FOR: $1350.01
Serial Number: 330703
Year of Manufacture: 1955
Caliber: .22 Short, Long or Long Rifle
Action Type: Pump Action with Tubular Magazine and Takedown Receiver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. — WINCHESTER — MODEL 62A — / — U.S. OF AMERICA — — TRADE MARK — 22 S.L.ORL.R. —”. The underside front of the receiver is marked with the serial number, “330703” as is the lower grip tang. There are ovalled “WP” proof marks at the top rear of the barrel and the top of the receiver’s chamber ring.
Barrel Length: 23?
Sights/Optics: The front sight is a silver beaded blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a u-notch leaf and elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel.
Stock Configuration and Condition: The stocks are two-piece walnut with a grooved slide handle with flat bottom, straight grip, straight comb and a composite checkered buttplate. There are no major flaws to the stock. There are a few very minor scratches at the toe. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has no notable damage. Overall, the stocks rate in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is well-defined. There is no erosion, but light stubborn fouling near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few very minor scratches in the finish. The most notable is a very thin scratch on the left side of the receiver that runs from the top to the bottom and a few tiny marks on the left side of the barrel near the muzzle. The screw heads are sharp with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly, and locks up solidly. The hammer has a half-cock safety position. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork, and Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: Ever since 1890 Winchester has brought out slide-action rifles to the market for American youngsters. The Model 62 rifles started production in 1932 and proved extremely popular over the years, more so for aesthetic reasons than for their accuracy. Dead flat receivers, round barrels, outstanding wood-to-metal fit—the craftsmanship and work ethic that went into the guns was valuable to the shooters at the time, and this value remains to this day with collectors. This Model 62 rifle was made in 1955, nearing the end of production, and is in Excellent condition, almost too good to be true. A beautiful gun for the collection and serve as a great shooter to a respectful sportsman.