I know what you’re thinking: What’s so rare about a 16 gauge Winchester Model 21? If that’s all this double was, I’d say “nuttin”.
But this SxS has three important important features which push it in the holi-cr@p-that’s-hard-to-find category: double triggers, ejectors, and very shootable dimensions.
The Winchester M21 was produced for 60 years: 1931 to 1991. In that time, Winchester built around 30,000. By the time the M21 hit the market, pumps and auto loaders were taking over the American market and SXS shotguns were on their way out. Fortunately, enough shooters preferred classics like this and kept the M21 in production for so long.
Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge FIELD SxS: 6LBS 7OZ, SPLINTER, EJECTORS, 2 TRIGGERS: #6012, Year 1941, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 7oz, Side by Side.
Barrel Length: 28″
Chokes: .007/.025 IC/F factory marked M/F
Bore Diameter: .671/.669
Wall Thickness: .025/.025
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 2 3/4″
Action: tight, slight left of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, excellent, timed
Case Color: blue 100%
Trigger Type: rare double trigger
Trigger Guard Color: 100%
Type: pistol grip, splinter forend; nicely figured
LOP: 14 1/4″
LOP To End Of Wood: 14 1/16″
DAH: 2 1/2″
DAC: 1 9/16″
Checkering Condition: excellent
Butt Treatment: factory plate