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Lot 3568: Model 23 Classic 28 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 23 Classic 28 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

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Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 23 Classic 28 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Olin-Kodensha
Model: 23 Classic
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 26 inch vent rib
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 246
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 271
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued Winchester proof barrels with dual bead sights (front bead absent) on the raised ventilated rib, standard barrel legends, "28" on the rib at the breech, 3 inch chambers, chokes marked modified/full, and ejectors. Blued action with light floral scroll engraving on the left and right with a circular panel scene on the bottom with gold inlaid quail in a prairie surrounded by floral scrolls, engraved top lever, and automatic selective safety. Mounted on a nicely figured checkered beavertail forearm and pistol grip stock with Deeley forend release with engraved fittings, steel pistol grip cap, blank initial oval, and Winchester solid recoil pad. Collector serialized with three other lots in this auction. Stock measurements: drop at the comb 1 3/8 inches; drop at the heel 2 1/4 inches; length of pull 14 1/4 inches. Weight 6 lbs. 8 oz. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with minimal handling marks and crisp engraving and stock checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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