I’m not a huge fan of Winchester’s M21 double barrel shotgun. I’ve always found them to clunky — especially when they’re tricked out with pistol grips, short barrels, beavertails, and single triggers.
But here’s a M21 that’s actually nice. It’s on Gunbroker.com now and the auction ends 10/13/2013 9:27:39 PM ET. It’s a 20 gauge, and with its 28″ barrels, a straight grip and double triggers, it’s about as British as a Winchester can be. That’s probably why I like it. The Brits are famous for making sleek, elegant doubles. Even though this M21 was made in America, it sure looks like it aspires to be more like it’s ancestors on the other side of the Atlantic.
Winchester M21 20 gauge SxS Double Barrel Shotgun, 28″ bbls: From the Estate of an old time New England collector a really great 1947 manufactured WINCHESTER Model 21 20 Gauge double barrel shotgun cased with all accessories. This standard grade gun has 28 inch solid rib barrels that are choked improved-modified (right barrel) and full (left barrel)with perfect bores. The barrels retain 99% of their original rich blue finish. The frame also retains 99% of its original blue finish. The very desirable nicely grained English style straight grip butt stock and splinter forend are tastefully checkered and retain about all of their original finish and are in excellent condition.
The length of pull from the front trigger over the original Winchester double triggers is 14 3/4 inches ending in the original Winchester hard rubber buttplate. The gun weighs in at about 6 lbs 12 oz. Adding to this lovely gun is its heavy leather trunk style case with snap caps, oil bottle and cleaning rod – all in excellent condition. An absolutely classic upland bird gun in superb condition.