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Winchester Model 21 20ga – CUSTOM GRADE, LETTERED


SKU: Winchester Model 21 20ga snW22150 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Winchester, Year 1974, 20 Gauge, 6lbs. 8oz., Chokes WS1 WS2, LOP 14 3/16″, DAH 2 3/8″, DAC 1 1/2″
Serial Number: W22150

Most double gun enthusiasts are aware of the reputation earned by The Winchester Model 21; a gun of  superior strength that was under the micromanagement of John Olin himself.  Model 21 guns can shoot the most powerful loads, SO IF YOU LIKE MAGNUM LOADS FOR PHEASANTS, DUCKS, OR OTHER TOUGH GAME, THIS IS YOUR GUN! It is also well known that the guns from the Custom Shop were the best Model 21’s ever produced.  Winchester condensed its operations into one shop beginning in 1960…The Custom Shop.  Manned by the most experienced craftsman, each employed by Winchester an average of 25 years prior, these men were serious about the finest details.  This gun, snW22150 produced in 1974, shows this workmanship with jeweled barrel flats, water table, forend iron, standing breech, and breech face; superb wood to metal fit, crisp mechanics…a masterpiece Olin would be proud of.  The factory letter details the gun just as you see it.  The exhibition figured feathercrotch stock is checkered with the Custom Grade checkering with ebony inlay in forend.  We have an official Winchester Factory Letter from Cody Firearms Museum to  be included with your purchase and shown in the photos.  WHEN YOU CONSIDER CONDITION, RARITY, DESIRABILITY, FACTORY DOCUMENTED FEATURES, AND THE OVERALL USEFULNESS OF THIS CUSTOM GRADE MODEL 21, YOU WILL RECOGNIZE THIS AS A FABULOUS INVESTMENT VEHICLE THAT WILL ONLY INCREASE IN VALUE AS YOU ENJOY ITS USE.  Just in time for the upcoming upland season and practice at the club beforehand, just imagine taking mature roosters with the magnum capable 20ga. loads or taking decoying ducks with some HeviShot Tungsten shells.  If you read the modern shotgun ballisticians, you can shoot hard non-toxic shot in this gun with the WS1/WS2 chokes (WS2 is nearly modified choke in constriction) chokes and not risk damage to the barrels.  Truly a versatile and historically important shotgun.  If you want a custom fit leather case to house this gun, complete with Winchester Model 21 trade label and all accessories, just ask.  We custom fit cases to fine shotguns here in our shop.  They only made about 200 CUSTOM GRADE 20 GAUGE guns from the CUSTOM SHOP, and only one just like this one, so don’t hesitate or you will miss out on this fine shooting classic.  See below for specifications.  Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length:  26″
Chokes:  WS1/WS2 .018 constriction
Bores:  mirror
Bore Diameter:  .617/.617
Wall Thickness:  .029/.029
% Blue:  100%
Chambers:  2 3/4″
Ribs:  tight
Sights:  front white Bradley; white mid-bead
Action:  tight Right of Center
Ejectors or Extractors:  ejectors-timed
Receiver Condition:  100% blue
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  No. 1 pattern
Trigger Type:  single-crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  99%
Type:  capped pistol grip/beavertail; highly figure walnut
LOP:  14 3/16″
LOP To End Of Wood:  14 1/8″
DAH:  2 3/8″
DAC:  1 1/2″
Cast:  neutral
Checkering Condition:  deluxe pattern, superb
Butt Treatment:  checkered butt


There is a 30 day mechanical warranty on long guns. If it is a “VFI Certified” gun there is a 90 day mechanical warranty. Call or email us for more details or questions. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc


Payment and Shipping
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price reflects 3% cash discount. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher.)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Collected in CO, FL, MI
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $245.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
Please see all of our fine Vintage Firearms on this website. 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.

Winchester Model 21 20ga - CUSTOM GRADE, LETTERED
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