Winchester skeet grade model 42 chambered in 2 3/4 or 3 inch .410 shell.Has the 28 inch skeet choked barrel and off set proof marks showing winchester sent this gun to simmons to install the rib,has a few handling marks on the wood and a small scratch on the right side of receiver, Pad is a period correct white line pad that is on the gun bringing the l.o.p. to 15 inches,wood is un cut and has high grade wood (near exibition)and is original to the gun, made in 1963 serial # is 1579xx,all numbers match free insurance and shipping to your ffl or your own C&R FFl. FREE SHIPPING WITH BUY IT NOW.MODEL 42 SLIDE ACTION Add to Collection
- first pump specifically designed for the .410 bore, hammerless, 2 1/2 (introduced 1935) or 3 in. chamber, 26 or 28 in. barrel, plain walnut pistol grip stock with circular grooved forearm (modified 1947), invented by William Roemer, approx. 6 1/2 - 7 lbs. Approx. 164,800 mfg. in 4 grades between 1933-63. Early Model 42 vent. ribs were designed "Winchester Special Ventilated Rib" circa 1954 in the 125,000 ser. no. range. This rib had a wavy line matting on top of the rib, no stamping on the side, is known as the "Doughnut" post rib, and were in production until the end of 1957 with approx. ser. no. 149,000. The second variation Model 42 rib appears on guns in the approx. ser. no. range 141,000-149,000. This rib was made with both solid and hollow round posts. All parts for the vent. rib were made at the Winchester plant. A third variation was introduced at the end of 1957, when Winchester decided to send its Model 42 barrels to the Simmons Gun Specialty Co. in Kansas City for installation of the vent. ribs. In-the-white barrels were proofed in New Haven and marked on the left side so that the rib would not cover up the proofmark before shipment to Simmons. The ser. no. was not stamped on the receiver extension until the gun was completely assembled. This last variation, or oval post, appears on Model 42s starting at approx. ser. no. 150,000. This third variation is marked either "SIMMONS PATENTED" or "SIMMONS GUN SPECIALTY CO., KANSAS CITY, MO". The longer Simmons marking was stamped on the rib until the end of production.
Model 42 Slide Action Skeet Grade Add to Collection
- 26 or 28 in. plain, solid rib or vent. rib barrel, select checkered walnut straight grip or pistol grip stock and checkered forearm extension, 4 different chokes (full, modified, skeet, or cylinder) during pre-war (approx. ser. no. 1-52,000), post-war (approx. ser. no. 52,000-164,000) had same chokes available through 1953, when cylinder choke was dropped, and improved cylinder was added.
Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$5,000 $3,750 $3,250 $2,700 $2,500 $2,200 $1,900
Add 50% for vent. rib.
Above values are for solid rib.
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