Winchester Model 42 3″ .410 Ga 26″ Full Pump Action Shotgun MFD 1956 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1275

LSB#: 210703GM09

Make: Winchester

Model: 42

Serial Number: 122519

Year of Manufacture: 1956

Gauge: .410 3”

Action Type: Pump Action Shotgun, Tubular Magazine, Takedown

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “–WINCHESTER—-MODEL 42–410–3 IN. CHAM.—-/—-TRADE MARK–MADE IN U.S.A.-WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-” and “FULL” near the receiver.  The serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver and receiver extension.  There is an arrow on the bottom of the receiver extension and magazine tube. The proof mark is marked on the top of the receiver and barrel.

Barrel Length: 26″

Choke: Full

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 a two-piece walnut with flat-bottom grooved side handle, flat-bottom semi-pistol grip, straight comb, and black checkered Winchester buttplate.  There are evident use and wear marks scattered throughout the stocks.  The pump has scattered nicks and scratches throughout.  There is a crack in the wrist where it meets the receiver’s upper left side. There are a few scratches on the grip. The butt plate has scratches, scuffs, and nicks across the edges and the plate.  The LOP measures 14”  from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition considering the crack and old restoration.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows operational wear near the pump, magazine, and in the internals.  There is light surface frosting to the receiver. Some light thinning along the leading edges and muzzle. There are a few light pinprick spots of surface frosting on the receiver, nothing major.  There is average wear on the magazine tube.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are sharp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good – Fine condition if you look past the crack in the stock.

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 Model 42 is the successor to the legendary Winchester Model 1912.  This gun is a fine tool to use at the range or taking care of vermin around the ranch. A classic firearm that is commonly upgraded for clay shooters looking for a bit of a challenge.

Winchester Model 42 3" .410 Ga 26" Full Pump Action Shotgun MFD 1956 C&R
Winchester Model 42 3″ .410 Ga 26″ Full Pump Action Shotgun MFD 1956 C&R