Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge – SKEET GRADE, FACTORY ENGLISH STOCK

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge – SKEET GRADE, FACTORY ENGLISH STOCK

Price: $8,250.00
Product Code:Winchester M21 16ga sn11890
Availability:In Stock
Used SxS Shotgun For Sale - Winchester Shotgun - AMERICAN DOUBLE

Winchester Model 21 16 Gauge Side-by-Side


General Specs: Winchester, Year 1937, 16 Gauge, 6lbs 11oz, SxS
Serial Number: 11890

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 and its reputation is well deserved.  A strikingly handsome gun with the finest steels, gunners in the know have utilized the Winchester Model 21 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.  Most double gun enthusiasts are well aware of the reputation earned by the Winchester Model 21; a gun of far superior strength and mechanical genius that was under the micro management of John Olin himself. With only 32,000 produced (compared to 250,000 Parkers!), any high condition Model 21 is a valuable, investment quality firearm sure to appreciate as you enjoy its use. They made 5 times more 12 gauge guns than 16 gauge guns, and almost 3 times as many 20 gauge guns than 16's.  From 1930 to 1943 they only made 1034 16 gauge guns in all grades, most of them Standard Grades or Skeet Grades.  In the next 3 decades they only made a few hundred more, maybe 1500 total production in 16ga.  Most realize the superior ballistics of the 16ga. for upland birds compared to the 20ga. and readily choose the 16.  This fine Model 21 Skeet, sn11890 built in 1937, is a very special gun in that it is factory documented to have shipped with a nicely figured English style stock, and remains in all factory original condition with no restoration.  It has been carried and hunted and shows some handling marks on the wood, but no cracks or gouges (if you want the wood restored to factory new, including recut checkering, add $450 for a full restoration done to perfection in our shop within 4-6 weeks of purchase) and the metal shows only the slightest wear.  The lettering stamps are crisp, the wood to metal fit superb, the bores are mirror new, and the barrels are tight on breech face and hinge pin like a new gun with the lever way right of center.  Mechanically excellent in every way, the gun is ready to break clays and down birds for another 80 years with no problems.  The Winchester Model 21 Skeet is always going to be a very desirable Winchester and makes a great investment for your hard-earned money while you enjoy its use.  Thanks for looking!


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Barrel Length: 26"
Chokes: WS1/.008  WS1/WS2
Bores: perfect mirrors
Bore Diameter: .673/.672
Wall Thickness: .021/.026
% Blue: 99% factory
Chambers: 2 3/4"
Ribs: tight
Sights: silver mid, red bradley front


Action: tight, way right of center
Ejectors or Extractors: ejectors, strong, timed
Case Color: blue 97% factory
Screws: excellent
Engraving: none
Trigger Type: single selective trigger, crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99% factory


Type: English stock/beavertail forend/ factory nice figure
LOP: 14"
LOP To End Of Wood: 14"
DAH: 2"
DAC: 1 1/2"
Cast: 0
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. Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. We have many more sxs shotguns for sale and soon to be listed, check back or email us for a preview. Thanks for looking!

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We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.


Payment & Shipping

Payment Methods: Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $65.00 We ship internationally!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes


If you have any questions about this item or payment, please email me at or You can also call us at #616-292-6240. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith 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.