SOLD FOR: $1,518.00
Model: 42 Takedown Catalog No. G4204S
Serial Number: 112154
Year of Manufacture: 1952
Gauge: Bore 410, 3” Chamber
Action Type: Pump Action with 2/3 Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHSTER – MODEL 42 – 410 – 3 IN. CHAM.- / -TRADE MARK – MADE IN U.S.A. – WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-” and “FULL”. The top of the barrel at the rear and the top of the receiver at the front are marked with an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver at the front and the bottom of the barrel extension are marked with the serial number. The bottom of the barrel extension at the front and the bottom of the magazine tube at the barrel extension have indexing arrows. The left-rear of the trigger guard is marked “IG”.
Barrel Length: 28”
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a steel bead front sight and a shallow serrated groove along the top of the receiver for a sighting plane.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece checkered select walnut with extended slide handle, straight comb, capped pistol grip and checkered butt with no plate. The stocks have only a few scattered light compressions and handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-Excellent condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. The finish is lightly thinning at most edges. The barrel shows operational wear from the slide handle and a few scattered light marks including a very faint, thin scratch on the left from the magazine bracket. The magazine tube and action bar have light operational wear. The receiver and barrel extension have light handling wear on the bottom. The receiver has a few scattered light marks, mostly on the top. The magazine bracket and cap screw heads are tool marked with strong slots, the other screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a vintage post-war Winchester Model 42 standard grade .410 bore pump action shotgun with round barrel from 1952 which has been fit with checkered select walnut stocks. The Model 42 was the first pump shotgun specifically designed for the .410 chambering and resembles its larger cousin the Model 12. It is in Fine condition with a few light marks, light handling wear, and wear spots on the barrel and magazine tube from the slide and use. This good looking shotgun is sure to find a spot in a Winchester collection given its condition with original finish on the metal and the upgraded stocks. While it doesn’t have a vent rib or fancy engraving, it is nonetheless a fine shotgun from the heyday of Winchester manufacturing. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible shotgun CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California.