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Winchester model 62 pre-war---Help!

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by ccoggin, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. ccoggin

    ccoggin New Member

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    I have a winchester model 62 serial number 41306A which makes it a 1936 I believe. However, the butt stock and forearm stock do not look right. The butt has a curved metal plate and they both have markings like they have been hand craved. Are these original or homemade or what? Over all condition on gun is probably 25%. The gun shows some rust and is missing or has the wrong screws. Operates correctly. Also what would be a value? I can email pictures, it won't let me post them on here due to size.
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Do you have a photo editing program to reduce the size? If you have Windows 7, click on the logo in the lower left, then on "pictures". The program lets you reduce a picture size for e-mailing, which you can also use for posting here.

    Jim
  3. Bert H.

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    Hello,

    November of 1936 is when it was manufactured. The butt stock & plate sounds like they may have come off of a Model 1890. Regardless, they are not original factory parts for a Model 62.

    Bert H.
  4. ccoggin

    ccoggin New Member

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    Thanks for the info, but I have another question. The butt stock is fairly loose does anyone have any suggestions on how to tighten it up?
  5. Bert H.

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    It is loose because it was not made for your rifle. I doubt that there is any way to tighten it up short of adding filler material to the areas that are undersized.

    Bert H.
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