1954 Winchester Model 42 Pump Action .410 Gauge
Original Blue 26" Proof Steel Modified Choke - NR
Used Condition
FFL is required
Current Bid
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No Reserve!
24 Bids Bid History
Time Left 15 min rule
Item has Ended
7/30/2017 8:01 PM
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Item 668760574
Location Rio Rico, AZ 85648
Priority Mail$45.00
No international shipments
Payment Personal Check, Visa / MasterCard, American Express, Discover, USPS Money Order, Money Order, Certified Check
Checkout Yes
Sales Tax
Seller must collect sales tax from the following states:
AZ 6.6%   
Inspection/ Return Policy
Three Days from the date the item is received

The seller of this item assumes all responsibility for this listing. You must contact the seller to resolve any questions or concerns before placing a bid. Payment must be made using U.S. dollars ($) unless otherwise stated in the listing. Firearms may only be shipped to a licensed dealer (FFL Holder). Some listed items may not be legal in every state. Complete your purchase within the law.

Please read the Item Characteristics for important listing details.

This rifle comes as photographed. Within the description, we have her listed "As New" in box. This is an error. There is no box and she is well over a half century old. This example is in outstanding condition and is well documented in the attached photographs.
Please accept our apologies for the descriptive error in listing.

Information above was added on 7/25/2017 2:01:07 AM


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Auction Item

Manufactured in 1954 - Winchester - Pump Action - Model 42 Hammerless Repeating Shotgun - 3" Chamber - .410 Gauge - Modified Choke – 3” Chamber - 26" Winchester Proof Steel Barrel - Pistol Grip - Original Butt Plate - Pump - Factory Original Blue Finish - Select American Walnut Stock & Forend - 6 + 1 Tubular Feed System - American Made Pump Action Classic

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Up for auction a 1954 Winchester Model 42 pump action shotgun. The barrel length is 26" and the proof steel barrel features a brass bead front sight. This model has the "Modified Choke". Chamber is specified at 3” and holds six plus one .410 shells. The serial number on this example is: 116845. She is a Pre-64 model released in 1954. The original blue finish is very nice condition. The walnut stock also shows very well. There is some minor wear associated from storage and handling. Mechanically this example is in excellent condition. The Model 42 and the earlier Model 12 have been a proud favorite among American shooters for well over 100 years…John Moses Browning influenced. Every cache of firearms would be well served having a representation of the Winchester Model 42. We have attached multiple Hi-Definition photographs in various lighting conditions for your review and consideration. She comes as photographed.

Winchester Model 42 History

The Winchester Model 1912 (also commonly known as the Model 12, or M12) is an internal-hammer, pump-action, shotgun with an external tube magazine. Popularly-named the perfect repeater at its introduction, it largely set the standard for pump action shotguns over its 51 year high-rate production life. From August 1912 until first discontinued by Winchester in may 1964, nearly two million model 12 shotguns were produced in various grades and barrel lengths. Initially chambered for 20 gauge only, the 12 and 16 gauge versions came out in 1913 (first listed in the 1914 catalogs), and the 28 gauge version came out in 1934. A .410 version was never produced; instead, a scaled-down version of the model 12 known as The Model 42, directly derived from scaled drawings of the Model 12, was produced in .410. The Model 1912 (shortened to model 12 in 1919) was the next step from the Winchester model 1897 hammer-fired shotgun, which in turn had evolved from the earlier Winchester Model 1893 shotgun. The Model 12 was designed by Winchester engineer T.C. Johnson, and was based in part on the M1893/97 design by John M. Browning, in that it used a sliding forearm or "Pump Action" to cycle the mechanism. It was initially available in 20 gauge only (12 and 16 gauge guns were not sold until late 1913). The Model 12 was the first truly successful internal hammer pump-action shotgun ever produced. Its tubular magazine was loaded through the bottom of the gun. Empty shotgun shells ejected to the right. Depending on the particular wooden plug installed in the magazine, two, three, or four shells could be stored in the tubular magazine. The magazine holds six 2¾-inch 12 ga. Shells, when no plug is installed, unlike most shotguns of today which hold four or five shells. With forged and machined steel parts, the ultimate reason for discontinuation in 1964 was that it was too expensive to produce at a competitive price.

Winchester Model 42 General Specifications

  • Make: Winchester
  • Model: 42
  • Caliber: .410 Gauge
  • Chamber: 3”
  • Choked: Modified
  • Finish: Factory Original Blued Steel
  • Barrel Length: 26" Proof Nickel Steel - Round
  • Action: Pump
  • Length Of Pull: 13 3/4"
  • Capacity: 6 + 1 Round Internal Tube Magazine
  • Weight: 8.7 lbs
  • Condition: Museum Quality - As New In Box
  • Stock: Old Growth - American Walnut
  • Rear Sights: Open Iron Notch
  • Front Sights: Brass Bead
  • Serial Number: 116845
  • Manufactured: 1954 - New Haven, Connecticut

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Barrel Length
26 inch
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