Johnson was the director of Winchester's design department during the period of the Model 21's creation, which started in 1924 when the company decided to go ahead with the development of a new double gun. They introduced the Model 71 in 1936 as The Universal Big-Game Rifle with the New 86 Golden Jubilee Action. This is a 99% gun with fantastic highly figured wood. These include the Standard Grade, Deluxe Grade, Skeet Grade, Pigeon Grade and Trap Grade yes, some trap shooters love the challenge of the. Large groups of serial numbers were skipped, so serial numbers reached 848,000. They were to be three gauge sets with 20, 28, and. The three remaining Grand Royals, still in the white, are possibly still available.
Like the Model 12, which introduced the 20-gauge in 1912, the Model 42 brought the 3-inch. Heat treatment of the receiver was localized to the areas where necessary, namely the cams and locking lugs, to prevent warping caused by overall heat treatment. No one knows the gun better than us. From 1941 to 1945, 818,059 carbines were produced. When coupled with the other cost-cutting changes and compared with the previously produced and very familiar Model 70, however, it was immediately declared to be lacking.
We are offering a Standard Grade with a blued receiver, a 6 Pigeon Grade and a Grand American. An extremely elegant ventilated rib was available on special order standard on Trap grade guns. I don't feel it's over priced! Custom built by Winchester in Matter rib. Winchester factory letters are generally not available for guns after about 1906, but the Model 21 final inspection reports are available for most serial numbers. Any model could be special ordered with high-grade wood.
This gun is unfired from the original owner and is a 99. No further production or numbering took place. If you just want a basic estimate, buy yourself the current Blue Book of Gun Values. After 1960, they made only custom guns in A grade 1, Pigeon Grade and Grand American. A steel floorplate and stainless magazine follower were introduced, partially revoking changes introduced in the 1964 model.
Capped pistol grip, checkered butt, A carved wood, 4 factory engraving signed by John Kusmit. Total production of the model 1897 reached 1,024,700, when the parts clean-up began, resulting in 2,000 more guns assembled. It is also the original variation. However, these short magnum cartridges reduce magazine capacity and feeding reliability, due to their extra width and rebated rim. If your firearm is not listed, we probably do not have any additional information. The Model 21 became entirely a bespoke gun. If it's got the diamond pattern, it's a later 50's gun.
The Browning barrels, as the Miles Fortis article relates, are really in there! According to Schwing, all Skeet guns were offered with 26 barrels until 1947, when 28 barrels were first offered. Winchester purchased a selection of top brand double guns, which included all of the other famous American brands, for a test to destruction. Pull the forearm off and look, it would be in plain sight. You can find these by using the Google search form to the right. Have a Buffalo Bill letter and Winchester Repeating Arms by Pauline Muerrle, documenting this gun.
In the result, they went with the latter, and, I believe, rightly so. The latter was the new top of the line, unlimited as to features and decoration, and therefore priced individually on application. Perhaps I am, indeed, an incurable Romantic, but such a piece of writing gives hope that the era of great gun writers is not wholly passed. Just as with collectibles, it all comes down to what you, the seller, want for it vis-a-vis what a willing potential buyer will pay for it. Highly recommended is Gil Sengel's Cartridge Board:. A total of 1,015,554 were made. It results in barrels at least twice as strong as normal double gun barrels.
I believe that, as I write this, the Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. The factory machining capacities were at an advanced state relative to 20 years before , there was better steel technology, and there was a work force skilled in combining state-of-the-art machinery with semi-hand work. They wanted the Model 71 to be built like a battleship this was also the period of the ultimate battleships , but not to handle like a battleship. The parts clean up resulted in about 900 more guns. The first of these was built as a gift for John Olin with 28 gauge and. The head of the bolt encloses the head of the case.