SOLD FOR: $1925
Model: 42, Catalog Number G4201S
Serial Number: 155401
Year of Manufacture: 1959
Gauge: .410 Bore, 3” Shells
Action Type: Pump Action with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER- / -TRADE MARK-“, “MODEL 42 – 410 – 3 IN. CHAM.- / -MADE IN U.S.A. – WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-” and “FULL”. The top of the barrel is marked with the “WP” proof mark to the left of the rib and this same mark is on the top of the receiver. The bottom of the receiver extension and receiver are both marked “155401”. The receiver extension and the magazine tube have indexing arrows.
Barrel Length: 26”
Choke: Full, Fixed
Sights / Optics: There is a silver-colored bead at the muzzle. The top of the receiver is serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece walnut with a grooved flat-bottom slide handle, flat-bottom pistol grip, straight comb and checkered black hard rubber Winchester buttplate. There are a few light compressions, most noticeable on the bottom of the forend. There are a few scattered little spots of finish loss and marks through the finish, the most noticeable are on the sides of the buttstock towards the rear and on the belly of the buttstock. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4? from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some little nicks and scuffs with some heavier wear at the toe. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few little scuffs that have thinned the finish on the bottom of the barrel. The receiver has some finish wear on the edges. There are some scattered light handling marks. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. 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: This is a vintage post-war Winchester Model 42 standard grade .410 bore pump-action shotgun from 1959. 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, showing wear consistent with only a handful of trips to the range. The shotgun retains a nice bore and strong mechanics. It would make a fine addition to any collection, especially if you have a new generation of shooters to train. Please see our photos and good luck!