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Model 24
February 24, 2017
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 Neighbor has a Winchester Model 24 s/s shotgun he wants to sell me.  I would really like a s/s to hunt with.

Gun appears to be in excellent condition.  Not knowing anything about 24’s, do they have anything in common with

21’s.  I realize the 21 is quite a wonderful shotgun, just mainly interested in construction and materials.  I understand

the 24 is mostly a utility type construction.  Just curious if it would be worth the couple of hundred to acquire it.

February 24, 2017
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Model 24s are a very good shotgun. No, they aren’t as pretty as a 21, buy the birds don’t care.  Not sure what gauge you are looking at, but I paid $850 for a mint 1948 16 gauge 10 years ago & use it every hunting season. So, if you can get one for the “couple of hundred” & the bores are good, tight lock up & not beat up, get it! There was a thread about the 24s awhile back, so you might get some more feed back. Rick

February 24, 2017
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Thanks, the 24 is in 12ga. I think I will get it just to have a s/s.  My grandpa hunted with a field grade 21.  I always loved that shotgun.  When he passed his family took it to the local pawn shop and who knows what they got for it.  I wanted to keep it in the family as well as use it.  I guess I was not too high on the family food chain at the time.  I can’t afford a 21 so maybe the 24 will work for me.  I wonder if anyone’s ever refurbished one to look like new?

February 24, 2017
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Don Snell said
Thanks, the 24 is in 12ga. I think I will get it just to have a s/s.  My grandpa hunted with a field grade 21.  I always loved that shotgun.  When he passed his family took it to the local pawn shop and who knows what they got for it.  I wanted to keep it in the family as well as use it.  I guess I was not too high on the family food chain at the time.  I can’t afford a 21 so maybe the 24 will work for me.  I wonder if anyone’s ever refurbished one to look like new?  

I am sure a good gun smith could refinish. You could probably do the wood. The thing is not to stick to much into it because they really are not expensive guns. Guns International has a few to look at. When you get to the 16s & 20s, you will pay a little more for them. It is to bad they didn’t keep the 21 in the family.

February 24, 2017
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M24 works for me! A steal at “a couple of hundred” if you ask me.

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February 25, 2017
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I’d like to have a chance at a nice 24. I’ve seen very few around here and the 21’s I see all have issues and high price tags.

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I have a 24, 16 gauge , 26 ” I/C Mod….been shooting it many years, a LOT. My son shot it, my grandson, pals…clays, doves, ducks, chukars, pheasant, ducks (prior to steel ) . thousands of rounds. 

It started to double on occasion, and became a little loose…sent it to NU Line and they got it back into the game, tight as new. 

Great memories with that shotgun, great shotgun. 

In my 70s now, I’ve had the gun for about 40 years give or take…doing the math I’ll probably have to get it tightened up again around the year 2060 if the birds hold out.

Fun and easy gun to shoot…they say old man Olin was a perfectionist when it came to chokes, not sure if that pertained to his Model 24 production, but my 24 patterns great.  

Love to have a 20 gauge 24…maybe the old lady buy me one when gas prices drop and the economy takes off.

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November 25, 2021
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Don Snell said
Thanks, the 24 is in 12ga. I think I will get it just to have a s/s.  My grandpa hunted with a field grade 21.  I always loved that shotgun.  When he passed his family took it to the local pawn shop and who knows what they got for it.  I wanted to keep it in the family as well as use it.  I guess I was not too high on the family food chain at the time.  I can’t afford a 21 so maybe the 24 will work for me.  I wonder if anyone’s ever refurbished one to look like new?  

Restoration would cost more than the gun is worth and then it could be worth less.  I’m assuming you meant the 24?  It could be worse if you do it to a 21.

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Steve, quite the ride.  Where was the hunt?

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