Winchester Model 21 Skeet 20ga. –FACTORY LIGHTWEIGHT 5lbs. 15oz.!!!!
This is a pre-war Winchester Model 21 Skeet Grade (1939), sn11009, that is fully documented through the Cody Firearms Museum. A copy of the order sheet will be included with the purchase of the gun. This is a very unusual Model 21 20ga. as it is at least 1/2lb. lighter than any I have owned in the past. Shipped from the factory at 5lbs. 15oz. this is a delightfully balanced Model 21. I have always held the M21 in high regard, but my experience is that they are not as nimble and easy to carry all day long as a nice little Fox or Parker “O” frame. THIS GUN IS THE EXCEPTION. WHAT A WONDERFUL UPLAND GUN TO CARRY OVER HILL AND DALE WITHOUT STRETCHING YOUR ARMS. The gun matches the letter in every way. With the gorgeous wood and fine condition this gun is a true investment grade shotgun.
The 26” barrels are choked WS1/WS2, mirror bores, 99% blue, internal bore diameter .617 right, .618 left, minimum barrel wall thickness 26 thousandths right, 22 thousandths left, no dents or dings, 2 ¾” chambers, ribs tight and barrels ring true, silver mid bead, Bradley red front bead, ejectors, barrels tight as new on breech face and hinge pin, a great set of barrels.
The receiver retains 99% blue with just light wear on the sharp edges, stamped “SKEET”, excellent plus screws, action tight with lever centered, ejectors strong and perfectly timed, single selective trigger with excellent pulls, everything looking near new.
The wood is well figured with excellent finish, pre-war 20lpi checkering (compared to post war 18lpi), pistol grip and beavertail forearm w/kidney pattern checkering, all clean and showing little use, wood to metal fit is excellent, no splits, cracks or repairs, a few very light handling marks, factory original stock dimensions of 13 ½” LOP from mid-position single trigger to end of checkered butt (equates to 14” LOP if it were a 2 trigger double shotgun so not short for most shooters), 2 7/16” drop at heel, 1 9/16” drop at comb. For an upland gun from 1939, this gun has wonderful dimensions for the modern shooter.
This is a Model 21 Skeet that has not been altered from its original configuration. So many of the M21’s presently for sale are either well worn, or have splits, cracks, added pads, altered stocks, etc. Documented clearly by its order sheet, it is a very nice investment that is sure to increase in value. AND IT IS THE LIGHTEST WEIGHT 20 GAUGE MODEL 21 YOU ARE LIKELY TO EVER ENCOUNTER! If you are an upland hunter and have been considering a Model 21, this is the one for you. Don’t let it get away.
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