Winchester 101 O/U 20 GA Double Shotgun, 1966 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,001.00
Make: Winchester
Model: 101
Serial Number: 206887
Year of Manufacture: 1966 (Blue Book)
Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 ¾” & 3″ Shells
Action Type: Top-Break Over/Under Shotgun with Single Selective Trigger and Ejectors
Markings: The left side of the top barrel is marked “MODEL 101 – WINCHESTER – 20 GAUGE – 2 3/4″ & 3″ / MADE IN JAPAN” above the forend with “FULL” and an ovalled “WP” proof concealed by the forend when assembled, the left of the bottom barrel is marked with an ovalled “WP” and “MOD”, each barrel is marked with an “SP” monogram behind the choke and proof marks. The bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “PH / 206887”. The top of the forend iron and the top tang are each marked “206887”, the inside of the forend latch plate is marked “06887”. The inside of the forend is marked “6971”. The bottom of the receiver is marked “Olin Kodensha / Co. Ltd” and the water table is marked with an ovalled “WP” and “NK” proofs as well as the same “SP” monogram as the barrels. The receiver, trigger guard, exposed portions of the forend iron and the barrel shoulders have decorative scroll and flroal engraving.
Barrel Length: 28” With Ventilated Rib.
Choke: The top barrel is marked “FULL” but our gauge reads Improved Modified, the bottom barrel is Modified. Both are fixed.
Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead at the front of the rib. The top of the rib is finely checkered to reduce glare.
Weight: 6 lbs., 8.4 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with finger-grooved semi-beavertail forend, straight comb, capped pistol grip and checkered black hard rubber Winchester buttplate. The stocks have a few scattered minor compressions and handling marks. The buttstock has a few very short, thin cracks where it meets the receiver with one longer but still quite thin crack on the left toward the top and another at the right-rear of the top tang. There are no chips. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The drop at comb is about 1 1/2″, drop at heel is about 2 1/2″. The plate has light wear at the heel and toe with otherwise sharp checkering and lettering, in about Fine condition. The stocks rate in about Very Good-Fine overall condition as at least partially not original to the gun (non-matching numbered forend).
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. The barrel has minor wear from the forend, concealed while assembled, with lightly thinning finish and a few minor nicks on the edges of the rib. The receiver has minor operational wear on the top tang from the safety and light handling wear on the bottom tang. The lever has a couple of nicks on the top edge of its thumbpiece, there is light handling wear on the safety. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly disfigured with a useable slot. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The barrels lock up to the receiver with no play. 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: The iconic Model 101 is a shotgun with legendary styling and handling and the unquestionable reliability you expect from Winchester firearms. This is a 28″ barrel example chambered for 20 Gauge 2 3/4″ and 3″ shells choked Improved Modified over Modified. In about Fine condition, this shotgun has wear consistent with very light use in the field or some time spent at the range with a replacement forend and some light wear in the buttstock. This gun is solid with bright bores and strong mechanics. It will make a fine hunting or sporting shotgun. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible shotgun can be transferred in California. All C&R and modern firearms sold to CA residents must be DROSd. This section does not apply to out of state residents.