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12 gauge Winchester, Model 21, Side-by-Side early

12 gauge Winchester, Model 21, Side-by-Side early

Here’s a classic American double at a fair price. The Winchester’s Model 21 wasn’t the most popular double ever made in US, but it was one of the most rugged.

To me, early ones like this are sort of like early F150s – rugged, no frills, and handsome in their own way (like an American Water Spaniel).

12 gauge Winchester, Model 21, Side-by-Side early: Double barreled shotgun,   Model 21,   12 gauge,   s/n 1504 (Mfg. 1933),

12 gauge Winchester, Model 21, Side-by-Side early

12 gauge Winchester, Model 21, Side-by-Side early

RECEIVER:  double triggers,   extractors,   bright original blue exhibiting scattered areas of tarnish,   trigger guard and top tang more heavily tarninshed than main receiver,   clear sharp markings on water table,   mechanically fine,

BARRELS:   DESIRABLE 28″ LENGTH,   CHOKED IMPROVED CYLINDER AND MODIFIED,    raised hand filed tapered rib,   EXCELLENT BRIGHT BORES EXHIBITING NO PITTING,    clear sharp markings,   original blue exhibiting scattered light tarnish in various areas with an area of light to moderate pitting on outside of right barrel forward of breach,

STOCK:    pistol grip buttstock retains original finish with virtually no handling marks,   perfect sharp checkering exhibiting no wear,   forearm also retains original finish again with no handling marks and excellent sharp checkering,   LOP 14 1/4″ over factory composite buttplate,   DAC 1 1/2″,   DAH 2 1/2″,

THIS GUN CLOSES LIKE THE PROVERBIAL FIRST NATIONAL BANK SAFE,  IT IS AN ATTIC FIND THAT HAS BEEN USED VERY LITTLE OVER THE YEARS AS EVIDENCED BY THE CONDITION OF THE BORES AND THE LIGHT WEAR MARKS ON THE STANDING BREACH, BUTTSTOCK. AND FOREARM,

THE METAL ON THE BARRELS, TOP TANG, AND TRIGGER GUARD UNFORTUNATELY DIDN’T FARE AS WELL IN STORAGE AS DID THE WOOD EVIDENTLY DUE TO BEING STORED FOR MANY YEARS WITHOUT A PROTECTIVE COATING.

GUN COULD BE USED “AS IS” OR COULD HAVE THE METAL PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED TO BE A NEAR PERFECT EXAMPLE OF AN EARLY (3RD YEAR) PRODUCTION MODEL 21,

GUN IN “AS IS” CONDITON WOULD MAKE A FINE USING FIELD GUN,  HOWEVER, IT IS PRICED WELL BELOW MARKET VALUE TO GIVE PURCHASER PLENTY OF ROOM TO HAVE METAL REDONE AND STILL BE IN THE GUN AT A GOOD PRICE IF SO DESIRED.

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