Winchester Model 21 20 Gauge – VENT RIB, LETTER, FACTORY BLUE, vintage firearms inc
Guns International #: 101631746 Seller's Inventory #:
Category: Winchester Shotguns - Model 21 - Winchester Shotguns - SxS

Seller's Information
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Verified Seller
Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
State: Michigan
Zip: 49546
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Platinum Seller
Number of Active Listings: 79
Total Number of Listings: 3644
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
3 days
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)

General Specs: Wilson, Year 1940, 20 Gauge, 7lbs 1oz, Chokes SK/M, LOP 14", DAH 2 3/8", DAC 1 1/2"
Serial Number: 13203

Most double gun enthusiasts are aware of the reputation earned by the Winchester Model 21; a gun of  superior strength and mechanical genius created under the micro management of John Olin himself.  With only 32,000 produced (compared to 250,000 Parkers!), any high condition Model 21 is a valuable, investment quality firearm sure to appreciate as you enjoy its use.   From 1930 to 1980 they only made about 2900 twenty-gauge guns in all grades, most of them Standard Grades for the field.  Model 21's are fully capable of shooting the most powerful loads available, SO IF YOU LIKE MAGNUM LOADS FOR PHEASANTS, DUCKS, OR OTHER TOUGH GAME, THIS IS YOUR GUN (we can make it a 3” chamber safely in our gunsmith shop upon request).  This gun, sn13203 produced in 1940, is a gorgeous little 20ga. with factory original metal finishes, and a factory original stock and forend that was recently restored to new condition.  We have obtained an information sheet and order sheet from Cody Firearms Museum that documents this gun was ordered by Marshall Field and Co. of Chicago as a standard Skeet gun just as she sits now…vent rib, stock dimensions same as ordered, weight of gun, shipped as a Modified choke in both barrels.  The only modification is that the right barrel has been opened to Skeet choke, making this gun the perfect upland bird gun and skeet gun.  It will hold its own at most sporting clays courses as well.  This gun has seen use in the field, with light wear on the barrels (96% blue), action (97% blue), and trigger guard (85% blue), all remaining in factory original condition.  The wood is very nicely figured and retains most of a hand-rubbed Truoil finish we applied to the gun in 2019.  You see very few 20ga. Model 21 guns with ventilated ribs which makes the sighting plane for the gun to be identical to an over/under or semi-auto gun, as you do not see the two barrels in the sight picture when the gun is mounted, only the rib.  The gun is mechanically excellent, with crisp trigger pulls, strong well-timed ejectors, properly functioning single selective trigger, barrels tight on the hinge pin and breech face like a new gun and the top lever well right of center.  We are offering the gun with the metal in original factory condition for those that like them untouched.  Upon request, our gunsmithing department will restore the barrels, trigger guard, etc. for those that prefer their gun to look like it just came from the factory.  We do the restoration work for a gun buyer with no waiting in line…once you buy the gun, we put it right up on the bench and get the work done within a couple of months.  This is a special M21, still retaining the checkered butt and modern stock dimensions, gorgeous wood, and that rare ventilated rib.  It is a great investment quality gun.  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:  26"
Chokes:  .002/ .009  SK/M
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter:  .613/ .613
Wall Thickness:  .029/ .030
% Blue:  96% factory
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  tight 
Sights:  Front red bead, Rear ivory


Action:  tight, right of center
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color:  97% factory
Screws:  excellent
Engraving:  none
Trigger Type:  single, crisp, select
Trigger Guard Color:  85% factory


Type:  Pistol Grip/ Beavertail forend
LOP:  14"
LOP To End Of Wood:  14"
DAH:  2 3/8"
DAC:  1 1/2"
Cast:  Heel 1/16"off, Toe 1/8"off
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:  checkered butt

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. 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!

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Sales tax will be collected based on ship to address
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $130.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes

Call to purchase #616-292-6240.  If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! 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.


Curio/Relic: Yes
Shotgun Gauge: 20 Gauge