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Winchester Model 42 - PIGEON, B CARVED WOOD, GOLD, WOW!!!

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Category - Winchester Model 42 Shotguns .410 Gauge Shotguns
Guns International #: 100383607
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Winchester Model 42 - PIGEON, B CARVED WOOD, GOLD, WOW!!!

Item Description Winchester Model 42 sn103134- PIGEON, B CARVED WOOD, GOLD, WOW!!!

This fine little Model 42, sn103134, was started in 1951 according to the serial number stampings.  It is spectacular and as new in all ways.  The B Carved factory wood is deeply figured and as nice as you will ever see, near perfect condition.  The engraving is deep and masterful, with 13 solid gold quail inlays, 2 large setters, and tasteful wire inlays accenting the receiver.  The barrel has a wedge of engraving at the breech, and gold wire inlays at muzzle and breech.  There are initials "LC" on the left side of the receiver engravings indicating the engraver's hand.  Anyone that can shed light on who that might be, please contact us so we may know more about this artist.  The previous owner was the nephew of Senator Tom Connally's wife (of Texas), and he represented this gun (and a similar Model 12 28ga. also for sale) as guns presented to Senator Connally by Senator Byrd of Virginia.  The guns were given to the nephew after Senator Connally's passing.  A studious researcher may be able to confirm that, but for now it is a story that comes with the guns.

General Specifications

Winchester, 1951, .410, 6lb 13oz  


Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .018 full
Bores: excellent, mirror
Bore Diameter: 0.408
% Blue: 100%
Chambers: 3"
Ribs: solid matt
Sights: mid silver/red front


Action: jeweled
Case Color: blue 100%
Screws: excellent
Engraving: 13 birds, 2 dogs, wire inlays
Trigger Guard Color: 100%


Type: B Carved 99% of oil finish
LOP: 14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14
DAH: 2 1/4"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Cast: 0
Checkering Condition: B perfect
Butt Treatment: plate

Detailed Description

The 28" barrel in .410 chambering retains 99.5% blue, no dings or marks, mirror bore, full choke (.018) and so marked on the barrel, solid matt rib, mid bead and red front bead, 3" chamber, clear, sharp lettering and stampings, wedge of engraving at the breech, and gold inlays at the muzzle and breech, near perfect in all ways.

The action is heavily engraved with open scroll, game scenes, gold birds and dogs, and wire inlays.  The bolt and carrier are jeweled.  There is no wear from use and all is as new. 

The deeply figured walnut has 99% of its oil finish, with "B Carved" wood, perfect checkering, no cracks or repairs, superb wood to metal fit, engraved metal grip cap, all stunning in beauty and desirability.  Stock dimensions are 14 1/4" LOP to factory butt plate, 2 1/4" drop at heel, 1 1/2" drop at comb, neutral cast (can be bent to your specs within 10 days of purchase).  Just GORGEOUS!

The Winchester Model 42 is a highly collectible, investment grade gun.  The little .410 was introduced in 1932 and was discontinued in 1963, with just over 160 thousand being built.  The famous Winchester craftsmanship and attention to detail is evident in this masterpiece, and with the full choke and 3" chamber it will make a gorgeous bird gun for the field or a fine clays gun.  I have searched the market place and there is not another Model 42 that even compares to this gun with the exhibition B Carved wood and fine engraving.  Offered at an affordable price for such a fine collectible shotgun, it should make a stunning addition to your collection of fine shotguns.

There are more photos upon request. I have a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS ON THIS . Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a great list of sporting and collectible firearms will appear. I have many more not yet listed, so keep your eyes on my listings or email me for a preview of what I have coming up. Thanks for looking!


Payment & Shipping

Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping: Ground $110.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes


If you have any questions about this item or payment, can call us at #616-292-6240. Thanks!


Price: $13,750.00
Curio/Relic: Yes
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Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
ScreenName: Vintage Firearms, Inc
State: Michigan
Zip: 49546
Country: United States
Phone: 616-292-6240
Phone2: 616-954-0362
Fax: 616-805-3668
Number of Active Listings: 80
Total Number of Listings: 1101
FFL Dealer: Yes
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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