Here’s how to repair and mount a scope on Winchester’s Model 67A rimfire rifle.
by Mark R. Hollensen
Every now and again, a gun will come to you for what appears to be routine work. Mount a scope, check the firing pin, clean, test, etc. Quickly, you find it isn’t routine after all. In this case, I was handed an old Winchester Model 67A bolt-action, single-shot rimfire rifle. The gun was in decent shape, having only a shattered firing pin body, some light rust pitting, and a little worn bluing. In addition to replacing the firing pin, the customer felt compelled to scope mount this old classic for his grandson, giving it to him as a starter gun. And this gun fit the bill perfectly.
The Model 67A was made by Winchester from the mid 1930s through the 1960s, replacing the Model 60 in an effort to reduce production costs. The .22 Short, Long, and Long Rifle target variant to this gun is the model 68, which came with a hooded front sight and an aperture rear sight. Later, the Model 67 rifle could be purchased with the same sights as those offered with the Model 68 target rifle. Many parts made for the M68 will fit this rifle, however, be aware of .22 WMR (Winchester Magnum Rimfire) versions and order the correct parts for your particular job.
The customer had assembled a mock up of what he wanted on his M67A by…
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