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Lot 1365: Engraved Winchester 410 Bore/28 Ga Model 21 Shotgun 2 Barrel Set

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

21-4 Pattern Engraved Winchester .410 Bore/28 Gauge Model 21 Double Barrel Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

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

21-4 Pattern Engraved Winchester .410 Bore/28 Gauge Model 21 Double Barrel Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 21
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 26 inch vent rib
Finish: blue
Stock: fancy walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 290
Class: Modern Long Gun

Blued Winchester Proof Steel barrels with a single red bead sight on the matted concave solid rib which is marked "CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER", single band of engraving at either breech, "1" marked on the forend lug, 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors, and chokes marked "IMP. CYL."/"MOD." The blued action displays Winchester 21-4 pattern engraving consisting of floral scroll surrounding a pair of mallards on the left, a pair of grouse on the right, and a pair of setters on the underside. The gun features a single selective gold trigger and tang mounted safety switch. Beautifully figured, fancy checkered beavertail forend with engraved fittings, "1" on the underside, and ebony tip inlay and straight grip stock with engraved blue skeleton buttplate and checkered butt. Included is a second 26 inch barrel set in 28 gauge with matching serial number and engraving, 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors, chokes marked "IMP.CYL."/"MOD.", "2" on the forend lug, and matching beavertail forend with "2" on the underside. Included is a Winchester leather bound takedown case with canvas cover. Barrel measurements for the 28 gauge set (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .549/.549 inches; choke constriction .006/.010 inches. Barrel and stock measurements for the .410 bore set (R/L): choke constriction .001/.003 inches; 1 5/8 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 13 7/8 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 3 oz. Provenance: The Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall as custom embellished, retaining 99% plus blue finish with limited handling evidence and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. The case and extra barrel set are also excellent. Mechanically excellent.

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