Model: 41 - .410
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: Circa 1940’s
Caliber: .410, 2 1/2"
Action Type: Bolt Action Single Shot Manual Cocking Shotgun
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Manufactured by The Winchester Repeating Arms Co. / New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A. Pat. Applied For Model 41-.410 –Full Choke”. There are Winchester proof marks on the top of the receiver and on the top of the bolt.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a front bead and a shallow “V” rifle type rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are wood. There is a four inch crack from the bolt cut out on the right side extending back to the trigger guard. There are a few nicks and dings, mostly on the right side of the forend about 6” back from the tip. There is a surface scrape that does not penetrate the finish on the left side of the buttstock at the butt plate. The LOP measures approx. 13 ½” from the front of the trigger to the back of the hard rubber/ plastic buttplate. There is some paint on the left top of the butt plate. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 60% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows mild surface erosion on the barrel throughout. This erosion is not deep and can be cleaned up with steel wool and elbow grease. There is wear and finish loss on the bolt. The trigger guard finish has thinned and shows surface erosion. The Screw heads are sharp and show minor use. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Good plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this shotgun. This shotgun is similar to Winchester’s early .22 rifles. The bolt closes easily but cocking is accomplished by pulling a cocking knob back to its rearmost position. Trigger pull releases the firing mechanism. This shotgun weighs a mere 4 lbs.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: What a spectacular first shotgun this would be. It is safe and can be carried loaded, then cocked when required. Collectors attention! This is the first and only Model 41 - .410 bolt we have seen. Less than 24,000 of these were ever produced. This is a find! Make that new grad incredibly happy.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
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