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Winchester Model 42 – 25 GOLD INLAYS, 2 BARREL SET


SKU: Winchester Model 42 .410 sn87356 Categories: , , Tags: , , , , , , ,

Call: 1 (616) 292-6240 To Purchase


General Specs: Winchester, Year 1951/2016, .410, 6lbs. 10oz., Chokes M/SK, LOP 14 3/8″, DAH 2 1/4″, DAC 1 9/16″
Serial Number: 87356

The Model 42 is an icon of Winchester firearms, made in the days of the highest quality control and hand fitted parts.  The Model 42 was a flawlessly produced little pump gun, chambered only for the diminutive .410 shotgun shell.  The Winchester Model 42 has been held dear in the eyes of the .410 aficionado, and there has been a strong following for the upgraded guns that have been highly decorated with fine floral scroll, gold inlays, fancy wood, etc.   Angelo Bee is a world renowned  Browning/FN master engraver, having worked at the FN plant in Belgium from 1951 to 1975, after which he moved to the USA.  Master Engraver Angelo Bee is a sought-after engraving artist that has been responsible for many fine upgrades, and as he winds down his life’s work spanning decades, the attention to his accomplishments is multiplying rapidly.  There are many fine gun enthusiasts that have made Angelo Bee works of art part of their investment strategy and collecting goals.  There will always be buyers for his best creations.  The M42 we have here is the most elaborately decorated Model 42 ever witnessed with 25 HEAVY, RAISED GOLD INLAYS SHOWING LIFELIKE DETAIL, EXTENSIVE GOLD WIRE INLAYS FRAMING THE ELABORATE, DEEPLY CUT LANDSCAPE SCENES AND BANK NOTE SCROLL WITH STIPPLED BACKGROUND, AND PHOTO-LIKE DETAIL OF THE HOMESTEADS AND SURROUNDING SCENERY.  THE EXHIBITION WALNUT IS ADORNED WITH WINCHESTER’S A-CARVED CHECKERING AND A STUNNING HAND-RUBBED TRUOIL FINISH.  EVEN THE SERIAL NUMBERS AND BARREL LETTERING ARE INLAID IN GOLD, ALONG WITH A BAND OF ENGRAVING AT THE MUZZLE, AND A DOVE IN FLIGHT AT THE END OF THE MAGAZINE TUBE!  This beautiful Model 42, sn87356 originally built in 1951 and upgraded by Angelo in 2016, is a grand example of an Angelo Bee custom Winchester M42.  Most unusual is the two-barrel set combination with 28” Modified choke barrel and 26” Skeet choked barrel, both with the desirable donut post verntilated ribs and 3” chambers, all housed in a custom fit case complete with a Winchester maker’s label.  This gun shows as new, and likely has not been fired since the final product was delivered to the new owner.  There are a lot of mediocre engraved M42’s for sale and if you are spending this kind of money for fine gun art, you should closely scrutinize the quality of the work.  Few offered for sale at any price will compare to this masterpiece from Mr.Bee.  We all love gorgeous wood on our guns, and we have that here for sure!  What a gorgeous gun to have in your collection and to utilize in the field.  These guns are sure to go up in value as Angelo is finally retiring.  A great investment vehicle and source of pride and shooting pleasures, a Winchester Model 42 custom built by Angelo Bee is a gun you should have in your collection!  Thanks for looking.


Barrel Length:  28″; 26″
Chokes:  28″= .009 M; 26″=.003 Skeet
Bores:  excellent
Bore Diameter:  .409 both
% Blue:  100%
Chambers:  3″ both
Ribs:  donut post vent rib both
Sights:  silver mid; red Bradley front
Action:  pump
Receiver Condition:  100% blue and French grey
Screws:  perfect
Engraving:  25 raised gold bird inlays; 90% coverage deep bank note scroll
Trigger Type:  single crisp
Trigger Guard Color:  100% blue; gold quail/wire
Type:  capped pistol grip/skeet forend; exhibition black walnut
LOP:  14 3/8″
LOP To End Of Wood:  14″
DAH:  2 1/4″
DAC:  1 9/16″
Cast:  neutral
Checkering Condition:  Winchester A Carved pattern checkering
Butt Treatment:  Winchester butt plate


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 $385.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK.
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: Yes
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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 42 - 25 GOLD INLAYS, 2 BARREL SET
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