SOLD FOR: $2801
Make: Connecticut Shotgun Mfg. Co.
Serial Number: W50063
Year of Manufacture: 2000s-2010s
Gauge: 20 Gauge 2 3/4 & 3″ Shells
Action Type: Over Under Shotgun with Single Selective Inertial Trigger and Ejectors
Markings: The top tang is marked with the serial number. The left side of the top barrel is marked “MODEL 21”, “-CSM- / TRADE MARK”, and “20 GAUGE 3 IN”. The right side of the top barrel is marked “CONNECTICUT SHOTGUN M.F.G CO. / N.B. CT. U.S.A.”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “W50063 / 20GA. 2 3/4″ AND 3″”, “63”, and “P”.
Barrel Length: 30? Vent-Rib
Choke: The barrels are threaded for chokes. The top barrel is installed with Improved Cylinder and the bottom is installed with Skeet 1. Also included are Full, Improved Modified, and Modified.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a red bead in a base at the muzzle. The rib is serrated for glare reduction.
Weight: 6 lb. 10 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered American black walnut with a straight grip, straight comb, and rubber Winchester buttpad. There are a few tiny marks through the finish, most noticeable on the belly. There is a thin hairline scratch on the top of the wrist. There are some scattered light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. 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 1/2″. The cast is about neutral. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There are some small patches of light surface erosion in the top bore. In my opinion, these bores rate 9 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is some thinning on the edges of the muzzles. There are a couple of tiny marks through the finish, most noticeable on the bottom barrel towards the front. There are some scattered light handling marks. The rib does not appear straight, likely due to how the serrations are cut. The right corner of the rib sticks up above the frame more than the left corner. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the ejectors. The barrels lock up with no play to the receiver. The safety does not automatically engage but functions correctly when manually engaged. 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: Included are the previously described chokes, an aftermarket case, and a rubber recoil dampener to mount on the trigger guard. The case is missing one of the metal corner bolsters.
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. This one comes is chambered for 20 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!
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