SOLD FOR: $1,665.00
Model: Model 42 Takedown
Serial Number: 86912
Year of Manufacture: 1950
Gauge: Bore 410, 2 ¾” and 3”Shells
Action Type: Pump Action with 2/3 Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Made In New Haven, Conn. U. S. of America / Winchester Proof Steel”, “Winchester / Trade Mark”, “Model 42-410-3IN CHAM.” and “MOD.” The bottom of the receiver and the bottom of the barrel extension just in front of it are marked “86912”. The top of the barrel and chamber ring both have a circled “WP” proof.
Barrel Length: 28”
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a steel bead front sight and a shallow serrated groove along the top of the receiver for a sighting plane.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece smooth walnut with a pistol grip and a black checkered shotgun style butt plate marked with a Winchester Repeating Arms logo. The front of the comb is grooved on both sides. The forend is somewhat wide, has a flat bottom and 14 serrations. The stocks show oil staining in the wrist and on the bottom of the forend. The butt stock shows some handling marks on both sides with a few deep compression marks. There is also a flat spot on the right side of the stock where it looks as though the wood was roughly sanded and then refinished. The bottom of the forend shows several compression and handling marks. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt plate, which shows compression marks on its edges and light wear in the checkering. The butt plate is slightly shy of the wood at the heel and the right side, and is in about Very Good to Fine condition, as are the stocks.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. The barrel shows a few very light handling marks. The barrel and magazine tube both show thinning where they are rubbed on by the forend. The left side of the receiver shows several light handling marks and the right side has two marks below the port. There are also one or two light marks on the trigger guard. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a vintage post-war Winchester Model 42 standard grade .410 bore pump action shotgun with round barrel. The Model 42 was the first pump shotgun specifically designed for the .410 chambering and resembles its larger cousin the Model 12. It is in Excellent condition with a few handing marks and wear spots on the barrel and magazine tube from the slide. This great looking shotgun is sure to find a spot in a Winchester collection. While it doesn’t have a vent rib or fancy engraving, it is nonetheless a fine shotgun, in far too good a condition to end up as a field gun for which it might otherwise be used, but it’s certainly okay for Skeet shooting.
SOLD FOR: $1,665.00