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Catalog Number 10259-5
Title Rifle, Cartridge, Winchester Repeating Arms Company, Model 62A
Object Name Rifle
Description Variable shots, .22 Cal., rim-fire cartridge rifle. Single round rifled bore barrel. Wood fore-stock pump and stock. Blued overall. Rubber butt plate. Civilian issue. "125936" on various surfaces.
Date 1940-1958
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 1958
Culture American
Material iron alloy, wood, rubber
Made Winchester Repeating Arms Company
Place of Origin USA: Connecticut, New Haven
Makers mark "125936" on various surfaces
"Made in U.S.A. Winchester Repeating Arms Co. New Haven Conn." on top of barrel
"Model 62A 22 S, L or LR Winchester Trademark" on top of barrel
Height (in) 7.25
Length (in) 39.37
People Starkweather, Charles
History Exhibit from the cases of the State of Nebraska v. Charles Starkweather and v. Caril Ann Fugate trial records with more information about these specimens are in the Library/Archives division. Starkweather and Fugate went on a three-day killing spree through Nebraska and Wyoming that resulted in the deaths of 10 people. Starkweather was arrested on Jan. 29, 1958 in Wyoming. (Starkweather also admitted to killing a service station attendant in Lincoln on Dec. 1, 1957). Starkweather died in the electric chair on June 25, 1959 and was the last person to be executed in the State of Nebraska until the death penalty was reinstated in 1994.
Credit line Lancaster Co.-Clerk of District Court, Lincoln (Lancaster), Nebraska
Collection Lancaster Co.-Clerk of District Court