159. Very Rare Winchester Model 21 Small Bore Boxlock Double Ejectorgun Delivered to Spencer Olin

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serial #24983, 410 bore, 28'' ventilated rib barrels, both choked skeet and skeet, and so-marked on their underside, with bright excellent bores. The metal surfaces on this lovely 1952-shipped small bore ejectorgun retain about 98% original blue, the only loss being some very light wear on the edges of the frame, primarily at the carry point, along with some slight high edge wear, primarily at fences and breeches. The engine turning on the water table, standing breech, breeches proper and barrel flats is all still very vibrant showing only the very lightest wear on the faces of the ejectors and correspondingly on the standing breech. The gun features straight grip English style stock and semi-beavertail forend. Both rate about excellent showing only some minor dings and handling marks from the years, as one would expect from a lightly hunted arm. The buttstock has checkered panels left and right, the forend with a wrap-around pattern, the toeline showing an un-engraved gold monogram plate. The length of pull from the checkered wood buttplate to the factory single selective trigger is 14 3/8'' with drops of 1 1/2'' and 2 5/16''. The gun locks up tightly with barrels on-face and with the top lever still right of center. The arm features single selective trigger, automatic safety and ejectors and seems to function well mechanically; there is what appears to be a factory red Bradley target bead atop the rib. The arm comes cased in an absolutely lovely solid walnut carry case from Doublegun Cases, Farmington New Hampshire, with turn screws, snap caps, oil and grease bottles, and a full complement of cleaning accessories with lovely wiping rods within the lid. The case is protected by a very nice canvas and the leather zippered cover. Factory records will indicate this gun was made in 1952 and was shipped to the personal account of Spencer Olin, and included photocopy of a 1980-dated letter from Winchester Western to Jaqua's Sporting Goods confirms configuration and lists at the top of the letter: ''This was Spencer Olin's personal 410'', signed by BH Williams, Firearms Product Service for Olin (the very top of the letterhead is slightly trimmed but the Winchester Western logo is still mostly visible). A lovely model 21 overall, being in 410 bore making it a very rare offering, being a personal firearm of one of the Olin family members bringing the arm to a completely different level of Winchester collecting. (39031-1) {C&R} (35,000/45,000) Sold For 40250.00

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