SOLD FOR: $1200
Serial Number: 130613
Year of Manufacture: 1957
Gauge: .410 3”
Action Type: Pump Action Shotgun, Tubular Magazine, Takedown
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “–WINCHESTER—MODEL 42–410–3 IN. CHAM—–/—-TRADE MARK—-MADE IN U.S.A.-WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL—” and “MOD.” There is a “D” to the left of the back trigger guard. The bottom of the receiver and receiver extension are marked with the serial number. The bottom of the receiver extension and magazine tube slide are marked with arrows–the extension’s pointing towards the muzzle and the slide’s pointing towards the receiver. The top of the barrel and receiver are both marked with a proof mark.
Barrel Length: 26″
Sights / Optics: There is a silver bead affixed to the top of the barrel near the muzzle. The top of the receiver is serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece wood with flat-bottom grooved side handle, semi-pistol grip, straight comb, and black Winchester checkered butt plate. There is some minor wear and tear upon the stocks. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition as restored.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is an uncharacteristic small patch of erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light operational wear on the barrel, pump, and receiver. The barrel has minor operational wear on all sides, and the pump slide shows the expected operational scratches. There is some thinning around the muzzle and edges. The screw heads are tooled yet still serviceable. The markings are mostly sharp with the exception of the proofs. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition as refinished.
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 successor to the legendary Model 1912, the Model 42 is just as good as its ancestor. This shotgun has been restored nicely and would make a great companion at the range or in the field.