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Auction Date: November 30, 2012

Lot 1744: Winchester - 21

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Early Pre-War Winchester Model 21 Skeet/Trap Grade Side by Side Shotgun with Extra Set of Barrels, Factory Letter and Case
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000
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Serial #Winchester - 21 ManufacturerWinchester Model21
TypeShotgun Gauge12 Catalog Page298
Barrel26 Inch Solid Rib FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassCurio & Relic Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1934. Red bead front sight, choked "WS-1" and "WS-2", 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors. Single selective trigger and tang safety switch. The trigger plate is marked "TRAP" above the screw and "SKEET" below the screw. Mounted on a nicely figured checkered walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with recoil pad. Length of pull is 14 1/8 inches. With factory letter dated November 28th, 2006 stating that on November 12th, 1935 it was sent in for Trap grade wood "Pitch: 1-3/4 inches, Pull: 14 inches, Drop at heel: 2-1/2 inches, Drop at comb: 1-9/16 inches, trap comb width. Repair finished December 12, 1935", "Repair order 22828-11 finished on October 20, 1942", "Repair order 8837 for extra set of barrels: 12 gauge, 28 inches, Right - Mod, Left - Full, selective ejection. Finished August 27, 1945" and "No other information is available for this serial number.". With a leather leg of mutton case and an extra set of 26 inch solid rib barrels numbered to the gun, chokes are marked "MOD." and "FULL" but gauge at improved modified/improved cylinder.

ConditionGood as modified (wood and barrels), 98% original blue finish with some muzzle, forearm, safety and break lever wear with "TRAP" added to the trigger plate. The rear bead absent and the top of the rib has two drilled and tapped holes with filler screws near the breech end. The replacement wood (see above) is very good with scattered scratches and handling marks. The extra barrel has 98% original blue finish with 2 inches of the muzzle removed (see above). The leg of mutton case is good with scuffs, scratches and the end cap stitching is missing.
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