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Auction Date: May 7, 2017

Lot 3121: Winchester 21 Shotgun 28-410

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Engraved Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 21 "Grand American" 410/28 Gauge Two Barrel Set Double Barrel Shotgun with Case
Estimated Price: $25,000 - $35,000
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Serial #Winchester 21 Shotgun 28-410 ManufacturerWinchester Model21
TypeShotgun Gauge28-410 Catalog Page79
Barrel28 Inch Vent Rib FinishBlue Grip
Stockwalnut ClassModern Long Gun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThis is a beautiful example of an engraved and gold inlaid Winchester Model 21 Grand American shotgun. This shotgun has two barrel sets, 410 and 28 gauge. Both sets of barrels are numbered to the gun, have a single red bead sight on a matte vent rib, a 3 inch wedge of floral scroll engraving on the breech end of the barrels, are Winchester proof steel, have jeweled flats and lugs, are choked WS-1 and WS-2, and have ejectors. They are numbered "1" (410) and "2" (28 gauge) and have there own fancy multi-point checkered walnut forearm with ebony forend insert, engraved and jeweled hardware, are numbered "1" and "2", and are numbered to the gun on the metal and on the wood. Both are marked with the model, maker/trade mark, gauge and chamber size on the top of the left barrel near the breech. The 28 gauge set has 2 3/4 inch chambers and the 410 has 3 inch chambers. Bore diameter of the 28 gauge barrels in .550/.550 and wall thickness is .035/.035. The receiver, break lever and trigger guard are engraved with floral scroll patterns. The left side of the receiver has a gold inlaid hunting dog in a mountain field scene, the right side has a gold inlaid dog in the same type of scene, the underside has two gold inlaid pheasants in a mountain field scene, and there is a gold inlaid dog's head in a round panel on the trigger guard. Single gold trigger with selector, tang mounted automatic safety with gold "SAFE", and mounted with a fancy checkered walnut straight grip stock with a checkered bare butt and gold initial oval. Drop at the heel is 2 3/8 inches, drop at the heel is 1 3/8 inches and the length of pull is 14 1/4 inches. Overall weight 6.97 pounds, (28 gauge). Comes in a leather bound takedown hardcase with leather corner protectors, straps and handle and green felt lining. This is a Winchester manufactured Model 21 finished by Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing Company.

ConditionExcellent overall as finished by Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing with 99% plus original blue finish remaining and showing only light handling/storage marks and sharp checkering on the wood. All of the gold inlay remains. Markings and engraving are sharp. Mechanically excellent. The case is excellent with some light scuffs on the exterior, and one of the corner protectors is detached and in the case.
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