Winchester Model 21, Blue 28" 16 Gauge / Ga. SxS
Side By Side Shotgun & Letter, MFD 1948 C&R
lock-stock-and-barrel A+(1117)
Used Condition
FFL is required
Current Bid
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19 Bids Bid History
Time Left 15 min rule
Item has Ended
8/6/2017 8:26 PM
Item 668786505
Location Simi Valley, CA 93065
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CA 7.25%   
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LSB#: 170616MS07

Make: Winchester

Model: 21

Serial Number: 6954

Year of Manufacture: Inspection finished late 1948

Gauge: 16 Gauge

Action Type: Side by Side

Markings: The upper tang is marked “6954”. The left side of the water table is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. MODEL 21 / WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO / NEW HAVEN, CONN.”. The forend hardware is marked “6954” The forend wood is marked “6954 C M”. The undersides of the barrels are marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL” one “FULL” the other “MOD”. The left barrel flat is marked “6954”. The left side of the left barrel is marked “WINCHESTER – 16 GAUGE / 2¾ CHAM.”

Barrel Length: 28”

Choke: measuring the bore at the muzzle with calipers both are at about .660 which is about cylinder. Likely opened up at the time of restoration to shoot skeet.

Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a front and a mid bead.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are post production HIGH GRADE wood. You must see the pictures, there is not words, we get lost in the figure. There area a few nicks in the stock, most will go unnoticed. The buttpad is not flush with the stock and needs to be finial fit in our opinion. The numbering under the stock looks good, but the factory letter makes no mention of the wood being anything other than standard. The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Pachmayer recoil pad. The DAC is 1 1/2” the DAH 2 5/16” . The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Custom Restoration

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light surface loss at the points of contact and from normal use. Most are on the underside of the barrel covered by the forend. There are some thinning at the muzzle. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are Clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions Correctly. We have not fired this shotgun.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Factory Letter from Winchester photo’d in the auction.

Our Assessment: What a Great restoration. Sometimes we cringe at the thought that the gun is anything but original. Personally, the restoration is tasteful and done well. The Choke opened to about cylinder makes it a great option to shoot skeet. If you never take the forened off and show them the letter your friends will think you are shooting a high grade with deluxe wood. Finish fitting the recoil pad is about the only detail that needs to be taken care of. What is curious is how close the stock dimensions are to the factory letter. These are great solid shotguns and this shotgun is a pleasure to list and evaluate. We wish we could have taken it out.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California., Phone: (805) 285-0715, Fax: (805) 285-0729

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To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid.

Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. (Please obtain a tracking number from your carrier for immediate delivery confirmation of payment). If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-4 and Saturday By Appointment).

This gun can only be shipped to an FFL or C&R, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your C&R or your dealer’s license with payment. These can also be faxed or emailed. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.

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