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Lot 3410: Winchester Model 21 Trap Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: June 7, 2020

Rare Winchester Model 21 Trap Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

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

Rare Winchester Model 21 Trap Grade Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 21
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 32 inch vent rib
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1653
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 183
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

July 25, 1947 is the final inspection date before shipment to Janney Simple Hill & Company. Dual bead sights on the matte solid rib, 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors. The barrel flat is marked with the matching serial number, each side is marked with a Winchester oval proof, and the Winchester proof steel barrels are marked "FULL" and "FULL." The left barrel near the breech is marked "MODEL 21- WINCHESTER/-TRADE MARK--12 GAUGE/2 3/4 CHAM". The trigger plate is stamped "TRAP" (seldom encountered) above the screw, and the water table is stamped with the Winchester oval proof and the three-line model and address marking and three-line patent markings on the right and left respectively. The matching serial number is also marked on the upper tang, forearm hardware and wood. Single trigger with selector and a tang mounted manual safety. Nicely figured checkered beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock with a solid Winchester recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements are: bore diameter at 9 inches from breech .737/.737 inch; minimum wall thickness .026/.026 inch; drop at comb 1 3/8 inches; drop at heel 1 5/8 inches; length of pull 14 1/8 inches.

Rating Definition:

Very good. 90% of the refinished blue finish remains with forearm marks on the barrels, surface scratches, lightly polished markings, and spotting along the rib. The refinished receiver has slightly rounded edges, light spotting, and some light pitting under the blue. The refinished, sanded wood is fine with sharp checkering, small dings, added butt spacer, small gaps at the receiver, and filler around the top tang. Mechanically excellent.

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