This Winchester was produced in 1948. The rifle’s serial number is 240077X. This gun has the “X” suffix after the serial number. The “X” denotes that the serial number stamping machine die got stuck and stamped the same serial number on the next gun in line. To separate the two matching serial numbers the workman hand stamps a “X” at the end of one the serial numbers to separate the serial numbers. This rarely happens with Winchester guns! This makes this Model 62 a very collectable firearm! This Winchester has the standard 23 inch barrel with a minty bore. This gun shows very little use or being fired. It is in near new condition. The original bluing would rate a 98% to 99% overall condition. There is no abuse from sloppy assembly or use. This Winchester is in very fine original condition! The original box is serial numbered to this 62 Model Winchester. The graphics are strong and bright and colorful. The box itself is in fair condition. There is corner separation and handling use. These original boxes rarely survive. To have the original box with this Winchester is a real plus! Having a “X” suffix serial number is a real added bonus for any collector!
Curio&Relic J.L.V. Consn. (2) F. No. 591 -22