I don’t know a thing about Winchester Model 21s. Let me rephrase that. I know just enough about Winchester M21 to wonder if this 16 gauge with double triggers, 28″ barrels, and a straight grip is the real thing. I’ve seen all these features on other M21 double barrel shotguns, but I’ve never seen them all together on a sixteen.
The oddest looking this on this side-by-side is the stock. Even though the gun has a long triggerguard, I just can’t convince myself that the stock is original. So what do you think? If there are any M21 experts out there, let us know. Is this gun the real deal, or just another franken double trying to pass itself off as an American classic?
South Bay Auctions in East Moriches, LI, is having this Antiques, Fine art & Sporting Auction this Saturday, March 31st, 2012. The preview starts at 10:00am and auction begins at noon. There are a handful of nice double barrel shotguns, plus pumps and bolt rifles there, along with some nice sporting art and decoys.
Here are a few of the highlights. All these guns look clean and very original: