Sold For: $11,275.00
Make: Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Co.
Serial Number: W38273
Year of Manufacture: 2002-2010s
Gauge: 28 Gauge 2 3/4? Shells
Action Type: Boxlock Side-by-Side SXS, Top Break, Single Selective Trigger Shotgun with Ejectors
Markings: The top tang is marked with the serial number. The left barrel flat is marked with an ovalled “WS” proof and with the serial number, the right barrel flat is marked with a “WS” proof and “28 GAUGE 2 3/4 IN CHAM.”. The bottom of the left barrel is marked “CT. SHOTGUN MFG.” and “PROOF STEEL / FULL”. The bottom of the right barrel is marked “NEW BRITAIN, CT. U.S.A.” and “MOD / PROOF STEEL”. The watertable is marked with an ovalled “WS” proof and “CT. SHOTGUN MFG. / NEW BRITAIN, CT. U.S.A.”. The inside of the forend iron is marked with the serial number and and the inside of the forend is stamped with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 30″ Vent-Rib
Choke: Left: Full, Right: Modified. Both Fixed.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red bead in a base at the muzzle. The rib is serrated for glare reduction.
Weight: 7 lb. 5 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with a straight grip, straight comb, beavertail forend, ebony inlay on the forend, unmarked initial plate in the belly, and checkered wood butt. There are some draglines and a few little marks through the finish. Some of the most noticeable marks through the finish are on the comb. There is a small spot of finish loss on the top of the wrist at the tang. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is strong. The LOP measures 14 1/2? from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt. The butt has some light marks and the checkering is strong. Drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2?, drop at heel 2 1/4?. The cast is about neutral. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright and free of erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is a dent in the rib between the second and third posts from the receiver, this is most visible when aiming. There are a few little nicks through the finish on the bottom tang at the rear. There are a few scattered light marks. There is a bit of finish wear on the edges of the muzzles. There is some operational wear on the safety and lever. The screw heads are mostly sharp, the bottom tang screws are tool marked. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the ejectors. The barrels lock up with no play to the receiver. 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: This shotgun comes in a locking luggage case fit for the stocked action and barrel assembly with accessory compartments, for the included snap caps, bottles, and cleaning kit.
Our Assessment: Tony Galazan, the founder of Connecticut Shotgun Mfg., is a tireless perfectionist with a passion for making the finest gun possible. It shows in their products such as this Model 21 with its gorgeous walnut stocks, blued finish and precise fitment. These shotguns aren’t just meant to be pretty, though, they’re meant to be fired. Every operation in the production of their guns takes place at their New Britain production facility, giving them control of the quality of every aspect of the gun’s construction. All of CSM’s production crew test-fire their guns during the construction process, ensuring that the gun is fit perfectly, functions flawlessly and the craftsmen have an intimate understanding of how a gun should feel for its user. The CSM Model 21 is based on the Winchester Model 21, itself a deluxe side by side shotgun. The shotgun’s total production was approximately 33,000 guns with sales starting in 1930 and continuing into the early 1980s. The Model 21 was Winchester’s effort to make a quality side by side shotgun to rival those of high-end makers such as Parker and Fox. This CSM packs all the quality of the original Winchesters and Galazan even purchased all of the manufacturing machinery and tooling Winchester Model 21 double barrel shotgun from the U.S. Repeating Arms Corporation. This one comes is chambered for 28 gauge and has a 30″ vent rib barrel. With a nice case for transport, factory accessories and function matched only by the beauty of its form, this shotgun will be the pride of any collection and should make for a fine piece for hunting or sporting that will be the envy of all who see it. Please see our photos and good luck!