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any winchester model 42 experts?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Fabbri, Oct 28, 2010.

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  1. Fabbri

    Fabbri Member

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    Hello Don, There will be other info needed in order to help you evauluate your 42 you may call me @ 956-266-9751 Don I collected these for over 20 years
     
  2. kehrby

    kehrby Active Member

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    I'm no expert but my "42" has a 3" chamber with a modified choke and I know for sure that it is just a field grade. I didn't even know they ever made a 2 1/2" chamber so it sounds like you have some sort of rare bird.

    Steve
     
  3. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    My cousin had a Skeet Grade. He traded it for a Charles Daly 20 gauge O/U in the mid 70's. At the time a good trade, he regrets it now.

    Wayne
     
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    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    The 2 1/2" chambered 42s are rare and sought after by collectors. The value will be higher than an identical 42 with a 3" chamber. The blue book I have says add 25% for any 42 with a 2 1/2" chamber.
     
  5. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    An original vent rib 2 1/2" gun is very scarce. Schwing's book may have a chart indicating how many were made in various configurations. I assume your gun is serial numbered 1954 production or later, the only period where Winchester marketed vent rib Model 42s.
     
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