Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge SKEET – PRE-WAR, CHECKERED BUTT
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Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge SKEET – PRE-WAR, CHECKERED BUTT

Ex Tax: $7,450.00
Product Code: Winchester M21 16ga sn11429


General Specs: Winchester, Year 1937, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Chokes WS1/ WS2, LOP 14", DAH 2 1/2, DAC 1 9/16" Serial Number: 11429 When John Olin wanted to have title to the strongest side by side shotgun in the world, h...

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General Specs: Winchester, Year 1937, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, Chokes WS1/ WS2, LOP 14", DAH 2 1/2, DAC 1 9/16"
Serial Number: 11429

When John Olin wanted to have title to the strongest side by side shotgun in the world, he went to work and got it done.  The Model 21 is an American icon with a well-deserved reputation.  A handsome gun built with the finest steels, gunners in the know have utilized this Winchester in the field and at the club to shoot thousands of rounds without failure.  IF YOU LIKE HEAVY LOADS FOR PHEASANTS OR OTHER TOUGH GAME, THIS IS THE GUN.  FOR THOSE THAT SHOOT HIGH VOLUME BIRDS OR CLAYS, THIS IS YOUR GUN!  With only 30,000 produced (compared to 250,000 Parkers!), any high condition Model 21 is a valuable, investment quality firearm.   Search the internet and you will see lots of 12ga. guns for sale.  Sixteen-gauge M21’s were made in fewer numbers than the 20ga. guns, so finding Model 21 guns in 16ga. is not an easy task.  The gun shipped originally with the 26” barrels choked WS1 and WS2.  Many do not know that the WS2 left barrel choke is tighter than IC at .010 constriction.  These are the ultimate chokes for upland hunting in the thick stuff for grouse, or in the open over dogs for pheasants, quail, and other western birds.  The gun is in excellent condition throughout, with perfect mechanics and screws. 99% barrel and trigger guard blue, 99% receiver blue, single selective trigger, ejectors, and nicely finished figured wood…all make for a very special Model 21.  The gun’s barrels are tight on the breech face and hinge pin like a new gun, top lever slightly to the right, no cracks in the wood, excellent checkering and wood to metal fit.  Most of the Model 21 Skeet guns that shipped with checkered butts have been altered, ie. stocks cut and recoil pads added.  This lowers the value of such guns significantly.  This gun still is configured just the way she left the factory.  You will note in the Cody Firearms Museum information sheet that the gun was returned to the factory in 1965 for refurbishing and received the new style diamond checkered forend at that time.  The gun is priced right for such a unique and desirable Model 21 that will make the ultimate upland gun for you this season and do you well on the clays course as well.  What a classic Winchester we have here, without flaw, and a great investment quality gun.  If you like, we can custom fit a case to the gun, add the Winchester trade label, snap caps, oil bottle, and cleaning accessories to make for an awesome presentation and storage case for your fine Winchester.  Just ask for a quote for the case.  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:  26"
Chokes:    WS1/ WS2 (.010)
Bores:  excellent
Bore Diameter:  .672/.673
Wall Thickness:  .031/.030
% Blue:  99%
Chambers:  2 3/4"
Ribs:  solid - tight
Sights:  red front/silver mid


Action:  tight
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors - excellent
Case Color:  rec blue 100%
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  none
Trigger Type:  single
Trigger Guard Color:  99%


Type:  Pistol grip/Beavertail forend 
LOP:  14"
LOP To End Of Wood:  same
DAH:  2 1/2"
DAC:  1 9/16"
Cast:  neutral
Checkering Condition:  excellent
Butt Treatment:  checkered butt


There are more photos upon request. There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on this gun. Call us for full details, or to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us, at or Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

Payment and Shipping

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $105.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes


Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns, o/u shotguns, rifles and handguns not yet listed, check back or email us for a preview. We are a Wilson Combat dealer! Thanks for looking!

We employ full time gunsmiths on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.