SOLD FOR: $2,500
Serial Number: 75390
Year of Manufacture: 1911
Gauge: 10 Gauge, 2 7/8” Shells
Action Type: Lever Action with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. / NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A.PAT. FEB.16, 86, JULY 20, 86. DEC. 14. 86. AUG. 31.97.”, “MODEL 1901 10 GA.”, “FULL” and a proof mark. The underside of the receiver is marked “75390”. The left side of the receiver has the “WRA Co” logo. The top tang of the receiver is marked “REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF. / -WINCHESTER- / -TRADE MARK-“.
Barrel Length: 30”
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a brass bead.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth walnut. There some compression marks on the stocks, but there are no cracks or losses. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the Steel Buttplate. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is No erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 75% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows thinning on the hard edges of the receiver and on certain patches of the barrel and underside of the magazine tube. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 1901 was an improved version of the Model 1887 made only in 10 gauge. In its day it was largely considered a “goose” gun and popular with some of the commercial hunters. Today it is more of a curiosity, only about 13,500 were manufactured before Winchester discontinued the lever action in favor of the slide or pump action repeating shotgun. It was designed to shoot 2 7/8” 10 gauge smokeless shells.
SOLD FOR: $2,500