Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1452: Winchester 21 Shotgun 16

Auction Date: September 11, 2015

Scarce 16 Gauge Winchester Model 21 Skeet Grade Side by Side Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Scarce 16 Gauge Winchester Model 21 Skeet Grade Side by Side Shotgun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 21
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 16
Barrel: 28 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 584
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 203
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured circa 1941. Red bead front and steel bead mid sights on the concave matte solid rib, choked WS-1/WS-2, 2 3/4 inch chambers and ejectors. The left rear barrel is marked "WINCHESTER - 16 GAUGE/2 3/4 CHAM." and the underside of each barrel is marked "WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL", "WS-1" on the right and "WS-2" on the left. The matching serial number is marked on the upper tang, forearm hardware, forearm wood and left side barrel flat. The Winchester oval proof is marked on the water table and barrel flats. The water table is marked with the three line U.S. patents on the right side and "MADE IN U.S.A. MODEL 21" over the two line address on the left side. Just ahead of the trigger guard is marked "SKEET". Blue finish, single trigger with gold selector button and a tang mounted manual safety with gold filled "SAFE". Mounted with a checkered walnut beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock with a hard rubber Winchester grip cap and checkered bare butt. Length of pull is 14 inches.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrels retain 80% original blue finish with some minor muzzle wear and thinning on the breech end sides. The receiver retains 70% original blue finish with high edge and normal handling wear. The trigger guard plate is a mix of original blue finish, thinning finish and smooth gray patina. The trigger guard shows some edge wear and thinning on the tang with 75% blue remaining. The wood is very good plus with some scattered minor dents, dings and handling marks. The buttstock has been lightly reoiled. The checkering remains very crisp. The markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically excellent.

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