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Lot 1481: "Chrysler Pattern" Engraved Winchester 20 Gauge Model 21 Shotgun

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

"Chrysler Pattern" Custom Engraved Winchester 20 Gauge Model 21 Double Barrel Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500

"Chrysler Pattern" Custom Engraved Winchester 20 Gauge Model 21 Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 21
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 769
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 247
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Blued Winchester Proof Steel barrels with dual bead (red front, steel mid) sights on the matted, concave solid rib, standard Winchester markings, a 1 3/4 inch wedge of floral scroll at either breech, chokes marked "WS-1"/"WS-2", and 2 3/4 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The blued boxlock action displays #5 "Chrysler Pattern" non-factory custom engraving consisting of near full coverage floral scrollwork. The gun features a single selective trigger and tang mounted manual safety switch with gold inlaid "SAFE". Beautifully figured, fancy checkered beavertail forend with engraved fittings including the rotary latch release and straight grip stock with red rubber Pachmayr recoil pad. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .615/.615 inches; choke constriction .006/.007 inches; minimum wall thickness .031/.031 inches; 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 inch drop at heel; 14 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 10 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as custom refurbished, retaining 99% blue, plum hue on the action, and minor handling evidence. The replacement perch belly stock and forend are very fine with scattered light dings scratches and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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