WWII Era Winchester Model 62 A .22 S/L/LR Pump/Slide Action Rifle 1942 C&R

SOLD FOR: $790

Make: Winchester

Model: Model 62 A

Serial Number: 155535

Year of Manufacture: 1942

Caliber: .22 Short, Long and Long Rifle

Action Type: Pump/Slide Action with Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN U.S.A.WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.- / – NEW HAVEN.CONN.-”, “MODEL 62 A – / 22 S.L.L.R. -”, “-WINCHESTER- / – TRADE MARK -”.  The top of the barrel is marked with a circled “P”.  The upper tang is marked “WINCHESTER / -MODEL 1890- / PAT.JUNE 26.88. DEC.6.92.”.

Barrel Length:  23” Round Barrel

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to the barrel. The rear sight is a u-notch leaf dovetailed to the barrel with an elevation riser.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The two piece stocks are walnut with a smooth, straight grip, 12 rib pump grip, straight comb, and steel buttplate.  The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Fine Overall overall condition.  There are no chips or cracks.  There are scratches, scuffs, and compression marks throughout.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some minor erosion scattered about the bore but is hardly noticeable. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10 for C&R.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 50% of its original finish.  There are trace amounts of bluing found in the protected areas but other than that most of the finish has thinned and/or gone to patina.  There is minor erosion scattered about the receiver.  There is prominent finish loss on the muzzle and leading edges.  There is mild operation wear on the mag tube from the slide.  There are a couple minor dings on the edges of the ejection port. The screw heads are tool marked with strong slots and minor defacement. The markings are clear.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition for C&R.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 62, introduced in 1932, is a slide-action, pump-action rifle that embodies the spirit and innovation of early 20th-century American firearms design. This rifle was developed as a successor to the Winchester Models 1890 and 1906, offering improvements in both function and manufacturing efficiency. Chambered primarily for the .22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle cartridges, the Model 62 became a favorite among small game hunters, farmers, and recreational shooters for its versatility, reliability, and ease of use.

The Model 62 was designed with a simplicity that allowed shooters to quickly and easily switch between different types of .22 ammunition, catering to a variety of shooting conditions and purposes. Its pump-action mechanism provided a fun and engaging shooting experience, combined with the rapid follow-up shots and ease of handling that were particularly suited for target shooting and small game hunting. The rifle’s 23-inch barrel and tubular magazine, which varied in capacity depending on the ammunition used, were key features that contributed to its popularity.

Manufactured until 1958, the Winchester Model 62 saw several variations, including the Model 62A, which introduced minor changes to improve durability and production. Its historical significance lies not only in its widespread use and popularity but also in its reflection of the evolving landscape of American firearm manufacturing and recreational shooting during the first half of the 20th century. Today, the Winchester Model 62 is highly regarded by collectors and enthusiasts for its craftsmanship, historical value, and as a nostalgic reminder of a bygone era in American shooting culture.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

WWII Era Winchester Model 62 A .22 S/L/LR Pump/Slide Action Rifle 1942 C&R
WWII Era Winchester Model 62 A .22 S/L/LR Pump/Slide Action Rifle 1942 C&R