Winchester Model 42 - TWO BARREL SET DOUBLE DIAMOND, CASED
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Category: Winchester Shotguns - Model 42 - Shotguns - Multi Barrel Sets
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 954-0362
Fax: (616) 805-3668
Number of Active Listings: 108
Total Number of Listings: 1948
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: check, certified funds
Winchester Model 42 .410 Gauge Shotgun
TWO BARREL SET, DOUBLE DIAMOND, CASED
General Specs: Winchester, Year 1951, .410 Gauge, 28"=6lbs 6oz, 26"=6lbs 1oz, Pump Shotgun
Serial Number: 98120
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 Field Grade guns, and there were also Skeet Grades, Trap Grades, and the Deluxe 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 on a very few of the Deluxe guns a stamping on the receiver below the serial number declaring the gun a "DELUXE". Schwing notes that this stamping ceased in 1949. This gorgeous little M42, sn98120, was built in the early to mid 1950’s, with the receiver stamped with a serial number somewhere around 1951. It is well known in the Winchester collectors community that they did not use the receivers in strict order and that guns would be put together with serial numbers from years before actual use. It is a very rare find in that it has 2 sets of factory barrels, both with donut post ventilated ribs, one 28” choked Full, the other 26” choked skeet. The stock and forearms are nicely figured American walnut with the double diamond checkering pattern and a straight style grip on the buttstock. The 26” barrel is the one that saw most use and it has just a bit of wear from shucking shells likely when shooting skeet. The 28” barrel is 99.5% showing little use. The set is nicely cased in a proper gold canvas case with Winchester trade label. This is a rare find and a fine set for the shooter/collector of Winchester Model 42’s. Thanks for looking.
Barrel Length: 28"/26"
Chokes: .018 F/ .005 Skeet
Bores: perfect mirror both
Bore Diameter: 28"=.407/26"=.407
% Blue: 28"=100%; 26"=98%
Chambers: 3" both
Ribs: donut post vent rib
Sights: silver mid; red Bradley front
Action: jeweled bolt n carrier
Case Color: 100% blue
Trigger Type: single trigger
Trigger Guard Color: 100%
Type: english stock/double diamond; 2x
LOP: 14 1/8"
Checkering Condition: perfect
Butt Treatment: butt plate
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine shotgun. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.
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 & Insurance: Ground $95.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email or call us directly, at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Jay Shachter, Vintage Firearms, Inc
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.