I bought a 1982 fixed-choke Wingmaster 20ga LW Magnum w/ VR in 99% condition a little over a year ago for $325. I overpaid a little, but it was just like a beloved one I foolishly let go many years back and I wanted it badly. Shop around and make offers if you have the patience. Common guns like this are at the shows all the time -- it's a buyers market right now, especially for fixed-choke models.
The Wingmaster 20ga. is one of my all time favorite pheasant and duck gun, especially in 3". If anything like 95% and above, I would go up to $350. since is has the fixed mod choke. It's one of those guns you can shoot for 10 years and probably get your money back if selling.
The saving grace of this gun is the fixed mod. Most with fixed chokes have a full.<br>
I wanted one many years ago before I discovered the joys of recoil reduction of the 1100/1187. At the time I was shooting a 12ga Wingmaster. My buddy picked up a 2-3/4" 20ga Wingmaster with a fixed mod choke. Nice gun.
Is it an older standard weight 20 gauge built on the 12 gauge receiver? Serial # ends in an X or an N I believe if so. That might make a difference, but barrels are hard to find for the standard weights.
I BOUGHT ONE LIKE NEW LAST YEAR. 28"FIXED MOD. PAID $250. HAD IT CHOKED
BY CARLSON. NOW MY FAVORITE GUN. LOVE SHOOTING SPORTING CLAYS AND OUTSHOOTING
CERTAIN WELL HEALED FRIENDS WITH THEIR 15K 32 INCH SPORTERS! I DID HAVE TO CHANGE THE CARRIER DOG SPRING AND FOLLOWER (6 BUCKS) AS IT MISFED ONCE IN A WHILE WHEN PUMPING REAL FAST. I RECENTLY ADDED A SKEETWEIGHT AND 10 OZ SINKER TO
THE STOCK . THIS WITH A PACHMEYER SPORTING PAD MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE RECOIL.