June 22, 2014
This weekend I purchased a model 21 “trap” full full that is factory original and no mod’s (working on pictures). I have a pit in my stomach as I feel as I might have paid to much at 8K. I have seen others listed for more but the ones I KNOW sold were at what I paid or less. Can anyone point me to a resource on 21’s. Curious how many “trap” models were made. SN is 250XX. I would like to confirm it was 1940 or if it was in the custom shop at a later date. LOP is 14 3/8. Winchester “red” butt pad. Checkered pistol grip. Vent rib.
All thoughts of help are appreciated.
June 24, 2010
June 22, 2014
April 15, 2005
All origina Winchester Model 21 shotguns were built in the Custom Shop, and in no particular serial number order. There is no data available for how many of each grade were made, or a serial number list for dates of manufacture. Your only option for specific information on serial number is to contact the Cody Firearms Museum records office and purchase a factory letter. The letter will cost you $85, but it is well worth the expense, and the cost is easily recovered during the sale.
WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
October 27, 2012
It is a nice looking M21 Trap. I doubt this is a Pre-War gun based on appearance and serial number. My guess is that it is a 1950’s gun.
M21 Trap guns are not super rare. One similar to yours sold recently at an East Coast Auction for $4250 plus 15% buyers premium. The market is pretty limited for 12 gauge 30 inch full/full M21s. For one to sell at more than $6000 would be unusual.
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