SOLD FOR: $2776
Model: 101 XTR (Pigeon Grade)
Serial Number: PK267993
Year of Manufacture: 1974 – 1987
Gauge: .410, 2 1/2” Chamber
Action Type: Over/Under Top Break Shotgun with Extractors and Single Selective Trigger
Markings: The left side of the top barrel is marked “WINCHESTER® – 410 GAUGE – 2 1/2” XTR / NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A.” and a “SKEET” over an ovalled “WP” proof. The left of the bottom barrel is also marked with a “SKEET” over an ovalled “WP”. The right side of the barrel top barrel is marked “MADE IN JAPAN”. The top of the vent rib is marked “PIGEON GRADE”. The bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “267993”. The forend iron is marked “267993” and the forend wood is marked “7993”. The top tang is marked “PK267993”. The bottom of the receiver is marked with an engraving of a pigeon and “WINCHESTER”. The water table is marked with an ovalled “WP” proof. The receiver, trigger guard, exposed portions of the forend iron and the barrel shoulders have decorative scroll and floral engraving.
Barrel Length: 28”
Choke: The lower barrel measures Modified, Fixed. The upper barrel measures Improved Cylinder, Fixed.
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a white bead in a rear-facing mount fixed to the vent rib above the muzzle and a smaller mid-bead also fixed to the vent rib. The top of the vent rib is serrated to help reduce glare.
Weight: 6 lbs, 15.5 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut featuring a forend with finger grooves, a semi-pistol grip, a fluted straight comb and black rubber KICKIIIEEZ buttpad. There are light nicks, scuffs and scratches scattered throughout. There are a few small drag lines and dings that scratch through the gloss finish. The checkering is sharp overall, however, there are a few compressed or nicked checkers on the forend and grip. The LOP measures 14 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad, 13 5/8” to the back of the wood. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/2″, drop at heel 2 1/2″. The pad has light wear and has a bit of adhesive residue near the toe. Overall, the stocks are in Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: Blue and Silver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in either bore. In this writer’s opinion, these bores are a 9 or 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, just light handling marks. The pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel lockup is tight 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 Winchester Model 101 XTR is a double-barrel shotgun that was produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company (Olin Kodensha in Tochigi, Japan) from the late 1970s through the 1990s. It was an upgraded version of the standard Model 101 shotgun and was designed with the competitive shooter in mind. The Winchester 101 features a high-gloss finish on the stock and receiver, and has a chrome lined barrel and top tang safety. The XTR model also has a special engraving pattern on the receiver and forend. Overall, the Winchester 101 XTR is a well-regarded shotgun that is known for its reliability and quality construction. It was popular among clay target shooters and hunters alike. This is a 28″ barrel example so it should make a good gun for upland birds or controlling the local varmint population. In Excellent condition, this shotgun has very light wear and still has bright bores and strong mechanics, indicating proper maintenance. Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding! J. Ren