SOLD FOR: $1,675
Model: Super-X Model 1 Trap
Serial Number: M5945
Year of Manufacture: 1974-1981
Caliber: 12 Ga. 2 ¾”
Action Type: Self Compensating Gas Operated Semi Automatic Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER 12 GA. 2 3/4 IN. CHAMBER – FULL CHOKE – / SUPER-X MODEL 1 MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. The top of the barrel at the rear to the left of the rib is marked with the ovaled “WP” proof, found again on the top of the receiver to the left of center. The left of the receiver at the bottom is marked “Super-X Model 1” and with the serial number
Barrel Length: 30”, Vent-Rib
Choke: Full, Fixed
Sights / Optics: There is a silver-colored bead at the front of the rib with a smaller silver-colored mid-bead. The top of the receiver and rib are serrated and matte finished for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with semi-beavertail forend, capped pistol grip, monte-carlo comb, and solid brown rubber Decelerator buttpad. The stocks have light handling wear with a few scattered nicks and scuffs, the most notable on the left of the forend just above the checkering and rear of center. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the pad, 13 3/4″ to the back of the wood. The pad has light wear around the edges, most notable on the right near the heel. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The finish shows thinning at some edges. The top of the rib has a few marks behind the front bead and there are a few light marks in the receiver at the top-rear. There are a few other light handling marks. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 Winchester Super-X Model 1 was only produced for eight years, but developed a devoted following in the hunting and target shooting communities. Designed to be self-regulating, the action should function with a variety of loads of different power. This example is a Trap model, equipped with a 30″ Full choke barrel and select walnut stocks with monte-carlo comb. In Fine-plus condition with 97% of its finish remaining, this shotgun looks to have seen very light use, retaining strong mechanics and a great bore. It should make for a great trap gun for the lucky winner. Please see our photos and good luck!