Vintage .22s

Winchester Model 62A

Winchester brought out a more mainstream and economical version of the famous Browning model 1890 and 1906 marketed as the Model 62. This would feed .22 Short, .22 Long and .22 Long Rifle. This model was manufactured between 1932 and 1958, with some minor changes designated by the Model 62A in 1940, mainly changing from a flat mainspring to a more reliable coil spring. The example in the picture was manufactured in 1941. Unlocking of the action is via the firing pin, so the action will only open when the hammer is pressing the firing pin forward. With more modern pump actions like the FN Trombone or the Winchester Model 61 there is a designated action release.