Winchester Model 101 Mod/ImpCyl 26 1/2″ 20 GA O/U Over Under Double Shotgun
SOLD FOR: $2110
Serial Number: K242193
Year of Manufacture: 1974-1987
Gauge: 20 Gauge 2 ¾” & 3″ Shells
Action Type: Top-Break Over/Under Shotgun with Single Selective Trigger (mechanical) and Ejectors
Markings: The left side of each top barrel is marked “MODEL 101 – WINCHESTER – 20 GAUGE – 2 3/4? & 3″ / NEW HAVEN, CONN. – U.S.A.”, the right is marked “MADE IN JAPAN”. The left of the top barrel is marked “MOD”, the bottom “IMP CYLD”, each with an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “242193”. The top of the forend iron is marked “242193”. The inside of the forend has “242193” stamped in the front. The top tang is marked “K242193”. The receiver, trigger guard, exposed portions of the forend iron and the barrel shoulders have decorative scroll and floral engraving.
Barrel Length: 26 1/2” With Ventilated Rib
Choke: The barrels are fixed choked Modified over Improved Cylinder
Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead at the front of the rib. The top of the rib is finely checkered to reduce glare.
Weight: 6 lb., 10.2 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with semi-beavertail forend, straight comb, capped pistol grip and checkered black plastic Winchester buttplate. The stocks have minor handling wear with only a few light nicks and scuffs. The checkering is well defined, generally sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 7/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The cast is about neutral. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2?, drop at heel 2 1/2?. The plate has nicks at the edges near the toe, but otherwise shows only faint wear with sharp checkering. The plate is generally well fit to the wood, but is shy at the toe. Overall, the stocks are in Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are mostly bright. There is no erosion in the bores, but there is infrequent stubborn fouling.
Overall Condition: This shotgun set retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are only a few scattered minor marks and light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly, including ejectors. The barrels lock up to the receiver with no play. 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 iconic Model 101 is a shotgun with legendary styling, handling and the unquestionable reliability you expect from Winchester firearms. Much like Browning with their Citori line, Winchester found a Japanese firm which was capable of manufacturing durable, high quality, and beautiful guns. The engraving pattern on the Kodensha made Model 101 is even somewhat similar to that of the Miroku made Citoris. This shotgun is chambered for 20 gauge shells with fast-handling 26 1/2″ barrels choked Modified and Improved Cylinder. The gun has a mechanically set single selective trigger and ejectors. This would make a fine gun for upland birds. Its high condition would also make it a great addition to a Winchester shotgun collection. Please see our photos and good luck!