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Winchester Model 42 Deluxe Grade Shotgun w/ex. bbl

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Winchester Model 42 Deluxe Grade Shotgun w/ex. bbl
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Winchester Model 42 Deluxe Grade Slide-Action Shotgun, .410 bore, with extra barrel, #68467, 26.5'' vent rib barrel with 2.5'' chamber and marked ''Skeet'', but with Lyman-made Cutts compensator device attached (spreader tube installed). Rib is marked ''Simmons Specialties, Pat. Pend'', and has round posts with doughnut mounts on barrel; rib extends 2.75'' onto top of receiver, which has flat blue finish. Bottom of receiver is marked ''Deluxe'' below serial numbers; both bolt and lifter are machine turned. Wood is beautiful Exhibition Grade walnut and has full forend with ''double diamond'' checkering pattern at 20 LPI. Buttstock has pistol grip with original Winchester grip cap and ''single diamond'' checkering pattern. Length of pull is 14.5'', but original buttplate has been replaced with a clear Lucite buttplate. Second barrel is 26'' with 3'' chamber and Full choke, also with Simmons vent rib marked as above; forend is full but has standard Winchester checkering, #59003. Mfg'd 1948. Condition is excellent with only a few small marks to metal, some wear to action, and numerous small handling marks but no gouges to the beautiful wood. Gun may have been stored for a while, as action is sluggish but functions correctly (a thorough cleaning would help). Barrels were probably plain when originally sold, then had early Simmons vent ribs installed, which was the same rib later installed on new guns for Winchester by Simmons. A very nice and mostly original Model 42 Deluxe Grade. Est.: $5,000-$7,000. (C&R)