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Lot 1511: Winchester Model 21 Grand American Style Shotgun Two Barrel Set

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: August 26, 2023

Lot 1511: Winchester Model 21 Grand American Style Shotgun Two Barrel Set

Auction Location: Rock Island, IL

Auction Date: August 26, 2023

Estimated Price: $18,000 - $27,500
Price Realized:

Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester .410 Bore Model 21 Grand American Style Double Barrel Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Case

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 21
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 410
Barrel: 28 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 581
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 410
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Blued Winchester Proof Steel marked barrels with a single red bead sight on the matted vent rib which is marked "CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER", standard barrel markings, 3 inch wedges of floral scroll engraving at either breech, chokes marked "WS-1"/"WS-2", and 3 inch chambers with automatic ejectors. The blued boxlock action displays beautiful Grand American pattern engraving consisting of near full coverage floral scrollwork surrounding four gold inlaid game scenes. The left side shows a setter in a field scene, the right has a pointer in a field scene, the underside shows a pair of pheasant in a field scene, and a bust of a pointer on the trigger guard all rendered in highly detailed gold inlay. The gun features a gold plated single selective trigger and tang mounted automatic safety switch. Outstanding, feather crotch figured, fancy 21-B pattern fleur-de-lis checkered beavertail forend with engraved fittings, rotary latch release, and ebony tip inlay and pistol grip stock with matching fleur-de-lis checkering and engraved and gold inlaid "GRAND/AMERICAN" grip cap, blank gold inscription oval, and checkered bare butt. Included is a second matching set of 28 inch 20 gauge barrels with matching engraving and its own beavertail forend and featuring 2 3/4 inch chambers with ejectors and chokes marked "IMP CYL"/"MOD". Also included is a wood and leather takedown case that houses the entire set along with a pair of gold snap caps for each set barrel set, gold oiler, and cleaning tools. Barrel measurements for the 20 gauge set (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .615/.614 inches; choke constriction .006/.006 inches; minimum wall thickness .035/.037 inches. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 1/4 inch drop at heel; 14 9/16 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs. 10 oz. Provenance: The Buffalo Bill Center of the West

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine as custom upgraded/built to current configuration, retaining 99% blue and gold finishes with minor handling marks, slight rubbing at the muzzles, light discoloration/oxidation under the top rib, and sharp checkering on the stock and forend. Other than some oxidation under the top rib, the extra barrel set is also very fine. The case is excellent. Mechanically excellent.



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