Winchester Model 101 Pigeon Grade 12 GA 32″ FULL IMP MOD Over Under Shotgun

SOLD FOR: $1501

LSB#: 220221SB043

Make: Winchester

Model: 101 Pigeon Grade

Serial Number: PK405230

Year of Manufacture: 1974-1987

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells

Action Type: Top-Break Over/Under Shotgun with Single Selective Trigger (Inertial) and Ejectors

Markings: The left side of the top barrel is marked “WINCHESTER -12 GAUGE- 2 ¾” / NEW HAVEN CONN. – U.S.A.” Both barrels are marked with Winchester proof marks on the left side, the upper barrel is marked “FULL*” and the lower barrel is marked “IMP. MOD.**”. The left side of the barrel lug is marked “2”. The top of the rib is marked “PIGEON GRADE”. The right side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN JAPAN”. The bottom of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”.  The barrel lug is marked “12-2 3/4″ and the bottom of the monoblock is marked “405230”. The silver receiver is deluxe scroll engraved. There is a pigeon and “WINCHESTER” on the bottom of the receiver. The top tang is marked “PK405230?. The forend hardware is marked “405230” and the inside wood is stamped “5230”.

Barrel Length: 32”, Vent-Rib

Choke: Full over Improved Modified, both Fixed.

Sights / Optics: There is a white bead in a base at the front of the rib and a smaller white mid-bead. The rib is finely serrated for glare reduction.

Weight: 8 lb., 9 oz.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with semi-beavertail forend, pistol grip, straight comb, and black rubber Kick-Eez buttpad. There is a repaired crack on the right side of the forend at the rear. There are some scattered little compressions, draglines, scuffs, and some marks through the finish. The most noticeable marks through the finish are some little nicks on the left side of the buttstock down by the belly and a scratch on the right side of the buttstock down by the belly. There are no unrepaired chips or cracks. LOP measures 14 1/2? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad, 13 1/2″ to the back of the wood. The pad has some scattered light wear and is still supple. Drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2?, drop at heel 2 3/8?. The cast is about neutral. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good-Fine  condition.

Type of Finish: Blue & Coin

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrels have some scattered light marks and scuffs forward of the forend, with faint wear under the forend from assembly/disassembly, concealed when assembled. There are some scuffs on the trigger guard. There are a few dark spots of discoloration from previous oxidation on both the trigger guard and lever. The action shows operational wear. The receiver has some minor wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly including ejectors. The barrels lock up with no play. The safety does not return to safe when the action is opened but functions properly when engaged manually. 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 Pigeon Grade is a shotgun with legendary styling and handling and the unquestionable reliability you expect from Winchester firearms. This one has 32? barrels choked Full over Improved Modified, a wide rib with a white front bead and mid-bead. Lets be honest, the most important thing is that it looks good, too! This shotgun shows wear consistent with some use on the Skeet fields, but still locks up tight and looks like it was well maintained. If you’re looking for your first over under shotgun or your last, you’ll want to get your bid in on this one. Please see our photos and good luck!

Winchester Model 101 Pigeon Grade 12 GA 32" FULL IMP MOD Over Under Shotgun
Winchester Model 101 Pigeon Grade 12 GA 32″ FULL IMP MOD Over Under Shotgun