Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 505: Scarce Cased First Year Winchester Model 20 .410 Bore Shotgun

Auction Date: December 1, 2017

Scarce Cased First Year Production Winchester Model 20 .410 Bore Youth Skeet Shotgun Set

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,750 - $5,500

Scarce Cased First Year Production Winchester Model 20 .410 Bore Youth Skeet Shotgun Set

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 20
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 410
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 5682
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 196
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1919, the first year of production. Designed by Winchester to utilize their expanded production facilities after World War I and marketed as a youth skeet gun. Features a single bead sight, 2 1/2 inch chamber, and full choke. Mounted on a smooth Schnabel tip forearm and pistol grip stock with a checkered Winchester hard rubber buttplate. The skeet set includes a 100 count cardboard box of Winchester "Midget Size" clay targets (99 in the box), a wood handled Winchester "Midget Hand Trap", empty 3 ounce can of Winchester gun oil, tube of Winchester gun grease with box, a box of Hoppe's patches, an empty glass bottle of Winchester "Crystal Cleaner", Crystal Cleaner instructions, instruction manual, gun oil instructions and "General Instructions" in a Winchester envelope, a pad of Winchester Junior Trapshooting score sheets and a wood handled cleaning rod and bore brush. The stock measurements are: drop at comb 1 1/2 inches; drop at heel 2 1/2 inches; length of pull 13 1/2 inches. The Model 20 is uncommon with only about 24,000 manufactured. A nearly complete Youth Skeet Outfit is certainly much more scarce.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The shotgun retains 60% original blue finish with some minor edge wear and some scattered minor spotting. The wood is good with scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically fine. The case is good with cracking on the handle. The lining shows some wear and peeling. The accessories are all good or better with some wear and tears on boxes and a small part of the label on the bottle is absent.

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