I was wondering what was the manufacture date of a couple of guns I have. Main article: The Model 68 was conceived as a replacement for the slow-selling Target model which was designed for the market. Henry Tyler shop foreman at the New Haven Arms Company , the. The Winchester Model 62 was in production from 1932 till 1958. About Model 62 Winchester Rifles The Winchester Model 62 was the third in a series of Slide-Action rifles that Winchester produced. A few Model 1873 lever guns were made in. If a Model 62 has the large Winchester rollmark, triangular cutout on the magazine tube, and is chambered in.
Older guns still in production had their model numbers truncated, e. This patent drawing shows the heart of the action and the key to its function — the camming slot on the bolt and the locking lugs. Thank you for visiting our website. The rifle sported a forged receiver and straight-grip walnut stock, a 20½-inch barrel, a semi-buckhorn rear sight and a bead-and-post front sight, and it weighed 6 pounds—a half-pound lighter than the Model 94. It could be argued that the Model 62 was a waste of time since the sleek, new, hammerless Model 61 pump appeared that same year, and the Model 63 self-loader debuted just one year later. Both previous slide actions were discontinued in 1932.Next
It looks like it has been used a lot. The sophisticated Model 63 autoloader is positively boring in comparison because nothing much visible occurs when you pull the trigger. Once the sights are dialed in to suit, the gun will give a good account of itself with ammo it favors, which usually is whatever variety is at hand. Shooting gallery with Winchester rifles. The differences between postwar and prewar M62 guns is in the pumps. The lifter rose up with a round nicely captured and ready for chambering. The serial number is 850596, when I ran this number on our web site it came up as unknown.Next
I also have an 86 rifle with two different letters from the Winchester museum one saying it is a 45-90 and the other saying it is a 45-70. There were no computer-driven milling centers or carbide cutters. Then, if the gun has any factory variations. It was the replacement for 1890 and 1906 models, when these two models were dropped from production in 1932. Why not take my family pictures as well? The Model 677 has the lowest production total of any Winchester single-shot rimfire model with only 1,400 produced. Strickly for function, a stock from a Winchester model 1890 or model 90 and a model 1906 may be used. All manner of activity occurred with each pull on the fore-end.Next
Unlike the Model 1890, the new gun was made to shoot various. Someone could outbid you in the final seconds of the auction if your Max Bid isn't high enough. So I found out that gun was manufactured in February 1940. The Model 68 was effectively rendered redundant when its special sights became optional on the Model 67 in August 1943, but the rifle was not actually discontinued until 1944, and deliveries from inventory continued into 1945. I had seen and handled a few. Countless millions of new shooters cut their teeth on. And Big Larry I have tried posting some photos of this great 22 so if someone can help I can send them to them to post.Next
Each owner had an opportunity to modify the gun, add parts, change parts, and remove features. The rifle featured a made of plain uncheckered with a pistol grip and finger grooves, and was a design; the barreled was easily removed by turning a screw under the stock using a first year models had a knurled thumbscrew that could easily be loosed by fingers. By the time of World War I, black-powder ammunition was largely out of production, but corrosive priming persisted until the mid-1920s and damaged millions of rifle barrels. That very year the new Model 1890 slide-action. The rifle does not appear to be refinished, the blueing being approximately 90%, barrel and receiver ware matching.Next
There is a website to look up the 62 but is don't mention 62A guns and my 62 serial number is out of the range they list. Other than the absence of , it was largely similar to the standard model. The new iterations were, however, reminders that the best costs more. This port can increase the gun value significantly, so be aware of forgeries. The flat spring bottom tang has 4 holes. Model 99s were never actually marked as such; the designation was used only in sales literature.Next
The Boy's Rifle commands a slight premium, while the relatively rare. But Winchester had traveled that trail before with its iconic Model 1873 lever gun, which was supposedly outmoded by the more compact and mechanically superior Model 1892. It was given to me a few years back. Winchester marketed these little gatts to carnivals by the crate, and, because they were likely to be seen and handled by thousands, placed a huge rollmark on the left hand side of these receivers so that new shooters who liked the rifle and had no doubt who made it. I got my first pistol Ruger single 6 when I was 12.Next
It loaded much like the Marlin Model 60 of today with a tube mounted under and parallel to the barrel held into place by a spring-loaded plunger at the top. Our neighbor of the walnut tree is long gone, but I pass his old place every time I go to town. Following in the previous models design, the Model 62 also features an exposed hammer. My particular gun is equipped with a Marble peep sight at the rear and a Sheard brass-bead sight at the front. In 1981, Olin licensed the Winchester name and manufacturing to U.Next
It does not appear to be modified in any way post factory. Gunpoor, Welcome to the forum and your 1st post on this two year old thread. Winchester Repeating Arms Company established itself as one of the world's leading firearms manufacturers of the world, and the subsequent rifles produced by Winchester are highly prized today by collectors all over the globe. Come for the info, stay and make some friends. We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! With the Model 61, what you got for your extra seven bucks and change was a pistol-grip stock and a safety button — not exactly a dramatic improvement over the Model 62. Winchester engineers reconfigured the Model 1890 into a take-down design, like most of the great.