c1940 mfr. WINCHESTER Model 62A Slide Action .22 S L LR TAKEDOWN RIFLE C&R
Next Generation of Pump Actions After the Model 1890!
Here we present a C&R Winchester Model 62A Slide Action Rifle in .22 S, L, LR, manufactured circa 1940 in New Haven, Connecticut. With its roots dating back to the 1890s, the Model 62 is considered the best in a long line of .22 caliber pump action rifles. These handy little guns taught many a young shooter how to use a rifle and proved to be the weapon of choice to plink tin cans or spin the pinwheels at carnival shooting galleries on a warm summer day. This little rifle was basically just an upgrade to the Model 1890 designed by John Moses Browning that came out 72 years earlier in which 1.6 million had been made by 1932. Unlike the 1890, this gun was made to shoot .22 short, long, and long rifle cartridges. The Model 62A was also designed as a “Takedown” rifle. An oversized screw on the rear of the receiver, when removed, allowed the gun to break apart into two pieces for cleaning, storage, and transport. The Model 62 evolved into the 62A in the late 1930s.
These guns were durable and well liked. However, they didn’t have the commercial success that its predecessor did. This is largely in part because the new semi-auto rimfires rifles were similarly priced, and competitors like Colt had gathered a good bit of the market. Overall, just 409,000 Model 62s were made before Winchester pulled the plug of the handy little guns in 1959.
The overall condition is fine. Robust, crisp action! Bright bore. The stock is solid throughout on this example. Vibrant, original blue finish preserved. A very fine example of a great rifle!
This firearm is classified as a Curio and Relic.
Barrel: 23 inches
Caliber: .22 S, L, LR Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL. This firearm is classified as a Curio and Relic.
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