Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge – FACTORY LETTER, ORIGINAL, 28”, Vintage Firearms Inc
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Category: Winchester Shotguns - Model 21 - Shotguns - 16 Gauge
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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) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 113
Total Number of Listings: 2530
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
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: Winchester, Year 1952, 16 Gauge, 7lbs 2oz, Chokes M/M, LOP 14 1/4", DAH 2 1/2", DAC 1 9/16"
Serial Number: 28840
When John Olin wanted to have title to the strongest side by side shotgun in the world, he went to work and got it done. The Model 21 is an American icon with a well-deserved reputation. A handsome gun built with the finest steels, gunners in the know have utilized this Winchester in the field and at the club to shoot thousands of rounds without failure. IF YOU LIKE HEAVY LOADS FOR PHEASANTS OR OTHER TOUGH GAME, THIS IS THE GUN. FOR THOSE THAT SHOOT HIGH VOLUME BIRDS OR CLAYS, THIS IS YOUR GUN! With only 30,000 produced (compared to 250,000 Parkers!), any high condition Model 21 is a valuable, investment quality firearm. Search the internet and you will see lots of 12ga. guns for sale, as most of the 30,000 made were 12ga. guns. 16ga. M21’s were made in fewer numbers than the 20ga. guns, so finding original Model 21 guns in 16ga. is not an easy task. When you do, they are usually 26” barreled guns with skeet chokes. Most that you see have been restored with modern finishes that look like the receiver has been painted black and not done to factory specifications. This M21 16ga. sn28840, made in 1952, is a bit different, as it has 28” barrels choked M/M (as specified in the accompanying Cody Museum info sheet) and it has all factory finishes. The beavertail forend on this gun is the “HESSION STYLE”, a much slimmer and less bulky style provided upon special order from the factory and a very desirable feature not often found. Look at the photos from the top view above the forend and you will see there is very little wood protruding beyond the sides of the barrels. The stock has not been cut and the LOP is 14 ¼” to the factory butt plate, not a pad. These details are what make this gun different from many being offered for sale. Some gunners like the gun with the natural look, a gun that has been carried but well cared for. That is how I would describe this gun, with 92% factory barrel blue, 96% factory charcoal blue on the action, 98% blue on the trigger guard, and beautiful factory wood with minor handling marks. (If you want barrels rust blued, chokes changed, or anything else done to the gun, we can get it done without a wait in our gunsmith shop). The gun is mechanically perfect with strong, well-timed ejectors, single selective trigger, barrels tight on the breech face like a new gun, screws all excellent, no cracks in the wood, perfect checkering and wood to metal fit. The gun is priced right for an all original Model 21 with field use wear. Thanks for looking.
Barrel Length: 28"
Chokes: .009/.011 M/M
Bores: perfect mirror
Bore Diameter: .667/.668
Wall Thickness: .028/.029
% Blue: 94% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, timed
Case Color: receiver 96% factory blue
Trigger Type: single selective trigger, crisp
Trigger Guard Color: 99%
Type: pistol grip/beavertail forend; diamond pattern
LOP: 14 1/4"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2 1/2"
DAC: 1 9/16"
Checkering Condition: Excellent
Butt Treatment: Factory Plate
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: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $65.00 We ship internationally!
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.