Winchester gallery rifle

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Rellek2020, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. Rellek2020

    Rellek2020 New Member

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    I am looking for a Winchester 62 gallery rifle in great shape. Any ideas where the best place to look?
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Taurus still makes them- Taurus International Manufacturing Inc
    In no way am I recommending a Taurus only telling you about them. Or go to gun shops in your area looking for a Winchester in good shape. A decent 62 will be $400 or more. I myself like the slimmer look of the Winchester 1906's. Good luck on your quest.
     

  3. Muliemaster

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    Rossi makes a great copy
     
  4. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Actually, looks like Taurus dropped the Thunderbolts for 2012...not in the catalog at all.
    Shame, cause they're better than the Henry slides...
     
  5. Muliemaster

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    Rossi still makes it, an its a good lil plinker
     
  6. big shrek

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    Didn't Taurus buy Rossi recently...or something to that effect with some holding company?
     
  7. gunsmoke11

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    A couple of years ago, purely by accident, I picked up a beautiful Winchester model 62 mfg. in 1937 in a gun shop in Stroudsburg Pa.. People call them gallery guns, but actually the gallery guns only fired the .22 short, while all the others fired short, long and long rifle. I've wanted that little pump since I was a kid in the 1950's, but for some stupid reason I purchased everything else, but that little .22. I only bought my many big boy toys and neglected to get what I always prayed for as a kid. I have other nice .22's that I've kept all these years, but none compare to this. It's non-factory engraved and when I saw it my knees buckled and is the prettiest one I've ever put my hands on. It's a tack driver and looks and works like brand new. I feel I stole it considering what I paid. I tried to get a letter from Cody Wyo regarding it and was told the records were destroyed. That's OK, cause when I shoot it I feel like I'm 12 years old again shooting at that old shooting gallery in Coney Island.
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  8. big shrek

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    That one is better than any I've seen to date at local pawn shops!!
     
  9. c3shooter

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    BEAUTIFUL rifle!


    Umm- Taurus has owned Rossi for several years.


    To the OP- if you want a Winchester 62, got out your checkbook, take a DEEP breath, and go to gunbroker.com or gunauction.com. There are several up for sale. Not cheap.

    If you have never bought a gun on line, remember that you will need to ADD shipping costs, and the cost of paying a local dealer to receive the rifle for you. If you need more info on the process, drop me a PM.
     
  10. Blueguns

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    They seem to pop up locally from time to time. Check some mom & pop places that sell firearms around your area. As C3 said its not gonna be cheap. Best of luck finding one. (BTW im partial to the 61):)
     
  11. OldEagleEars

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    I traded off a fairly good Winchester 61 (hidden hammer) so I could get a S&W 15-22 (hey! no hating!). It was a smooth and pleasant little gun and shot like a champ but the opportunity arose and...you know the rest. I always thought that the shooting galleries used Daisy or H&R pump guns that were way cheaper to buy and maintain. Those Winchesters weren't inexpensive even "in the day" and no self-respecting carney would spend more than the minimum possible for stuff for his booth (the mechanical gallery was a bundle even then). I know that the front sight of many of the guns were tweaked a little to raise the odds in the house's favor (my Grandfather tipped me to that at the Missouri State Fair in 1954, showed me how the beaded rib was just slightly to the left of center), but they always had a couple of "square-shooters" for demonstrations and overly-suspicious "rubes". Be glad the 62 you found is in good shape but have the sights inspected just to be sure.
     
  12. hiwall

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    "I always thought that the shooting galleries used Daisy or H&R pump guns that were way cheaper to buy and maintain. Those Winchesters weren't inexpensive even "in the day" and no self-respecting carney would spend more than the minimum possible for stuff for his booth"

    Daisy and H&R never made pump 22's. Professionals all know it is cheaper in the long run to buy the best tools.
     
  13. big shrek

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    H&R made the model 422 pump from 1956-58...IIRC, it had a few quirks which killed it...

    I know...I could win a trivia game with all the oddball rifles I remember...lol
    Good to be OLD!! HAH!!

    Daisy didn't make a pump .22 rimfire, but many air rifles were used at fairs/carny's...which were the Other Kind of Pump...