Winchester Model 42 – 2 BARREL SET, #5 ENGRAVED, PIGEON GRADE, vintage firearms inc

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Description: General Specs: Winchester, Year 1949, .410 Gauge, 6lbs 5oz/ 6lbs 7oz

Serial Number: 78454

The Model 42 is an icon in the ranks of Winchester firearms, made in the days of the highest quality control and hand fitted parts. The Model 42 was a flawlessly produced little pump gun, chambered only for the diminutive .410 shotgun shell. In the 30 years of production that ran from 1933 to 1963, almost 160,000 of these fine guns were produced. A very large percentage were Standard Grade guns, and there were also Skeet Grades, Trap Grades, Deluxe Grades, and rarely a Pigeon Grade. IN ALL THERE WERE LESS THAN 400 DELUXE GRADES EVER MADE BY THE FACTORY. In Ned Schwing's book "THE WINCHESTER MODEL 42" he describes the Deluxe Grade as a continuation of the Trap Grade that was in production from 1934 to 1939 with only 231 guns produced. In 1946 the Deluxe Grade took the place of the Trap Grade with the same distinguishing features, namely the jeweled bolt and carrier, XXX wood, double diamond 20-line-per-inch checkered forend, single diamond checkered stock, and all fitted with the utmost care. Schwing mentions the Pigeon Grade being made with the same features as the Deluxe Grade with the addition of the Pigeon engraving on the magazine tube. With so few Deluxe or Pigeon Grade Model 42 guns ever made, if you want an example in your collection you almost have to rely on an upgraded gun. The Model 42 shown here, sn78454 built in 1950, is a beautiful example of a Pigeon Grade gun with all the correct features, gorgeous wood, and with the additional bonus of a second barrel set to add versatility to your shooting pleasures. One set is 26” Skeet, the other a 28” Full choke, covering all your needs in the field or at the traps. Just look at the 3X wood, superb hand-rubbed oil finish, and proper Winchester 12-5 engraving executed by Nick Kusmit, one of the last of the bonafide Winchester factory engravers. This set is housed in a custom-fit canvas and leather case with accessories and maker’s label. The case is actually fit to this gun so that no movement of the barrels or stock section can occur. THIS IS A GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF WINCHESTER’S HIGHEST OFFERING IN THE MODEL 42 LINE. Of course, everything Winchester will always be collectible, and values will always continue to climb, as they are not being made any longer. There are many nicely done aftermarket engraved Model 42’s for sale, but very few that are done exactly like a Winchester original and as a two-barrel set. This is very likely the only time in your life you will have the opportunity to own such a fine and rare Winchester Model 42, so don’t miss out. Thanks for looking!

Barrels

Barrel Length: 26" ; 28"***** Chokes: WS1; Full***** Bores: mirror ***** Bore Diameter: .408/.407***** % Blue: 99%***** Chambers: 3" both***** Ribs: Solid***** Sights: red bradley front; middle*****

Action

Action: pump***** Case Color: receiver 99% blue***** Screws: perfect***** Engraving: #5 style; Nick Kusmit; aftermarket***** Trigger Type: single ***** Trigger Guard Color: 99%*****

Stock

Type: English stock/Skeet forend; double diamond; Pigeon 3x***** LOP: 14 3/8"***** LOP To End Of Wood: 14 1/16"***** DAH: 2 5/16"***** DAC: 1 9/16"***** Cast: 1/8" Off***** Checkering Condition: sharp***** Butt Treatment: Black winchester plate*****

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details.


Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Winchester
Caliber: 410 Gauge
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: See Description

Item #: 941586687
SKU: 78454
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Seller Level: Trusted + Local Connect
This seller is an FFL
City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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Price:
$10,950.00


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