Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3569: Winchester Model 23 Classic 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 23 Classic 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Factory Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 23 Classic 20 Gauge Double Barrel Shotgun

Manufacturer: Olin-Kodensha
Model: 23 Classic
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 26 inch vent rib
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 410
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 271
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

Blued Winchester proof barrels with dual white bead sights on the raised ventilated rib, standard barrel legends, "20" on the rib at the breech, 3 inch chambers, chokes marked improved cylinder/modified, 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 pheasant 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 5/16 inches; drop at the heel 2 1/4 inches; length of pull 14 3/8 inches. Weight 7 lbs. 1 oz. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. Wood is very fine with some scattered minor dings and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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