WINCHESTER MODEL 62A .22 RIM FIRE PUMP ACTION RIFLE.
Dating from 1941 this is one of the earliest examples of a Winchester Model 62A Pump Action .22 Rim Fire you are ever likely to find. Production for the 62 apparently began in 1932 changing to the 62A in 1940. Stamped to take .22 Short, Long and LR they were also known as the ‘Fare Ground Favourite’ as THE gallery rifle for use on shooting ranges / galleries etc. Ever reliable and super accurate even after heavy use day after day for years. This comes with an 18” barrel AND sound moderator. Standard dovetail scope bases have also been fitted to the barrel. The action is somewhat unusual in its function as it lifts and slides as the corn cob forend is racked back and forth to eject and re-load, pushing the hammer back to cocked position as it goes. With a tubular magazine taking approx. 15 standard length rounds it also offers a good amount of shooting before having to stop to fill up again. Also offers just about zero chance to lose the magazine too!
Certainly a bit of an ‘odd ball’ these days as well as having a certain collectable appeal but still working perfectly fine and for a gun approaching 80 years old THAT should speak volumes about just how well made these were.