Winchester Model 42 26″ Barrel .410 Bore, Pump Action Shotgun MFD 1949 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,580.55

WOA#: WY240227CP005

Make: Winchester

Model: 42

Serial Number: 77866

Year of Manufacture: 1949

Gauge: Bore 410, 2 1/2”

Action Type: Pump Action with 2/3 Length Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked -“WINCHESTER / PROOF STEEL”-, “MODEL 42”, “-WINCHESTER- / -TRADE MARK-“, “410 – 2 ½ IN” and “FULL”, the right is marked “MADE IN U.S.A.”. The top of the barrel at the rear and the top of the receiver at the front each have an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver extension and receiver are both marked “77866”. The bottom of the magazine tube and the bottom of the receiver extension are marked with opposing arrow indexing marks. The left of the trigger guard has an inspector’s mark.

Barrel Length: 26”

Choke: FULL, Fixed

Sights / Optics: This shotgun has a silver bead on top of the solid serrated rib.

Stock Configuration & Condition: This shotgun has a two piece stock set with a ribbed pump, semi-pistol grip and straight comb with a black plastic buttplate. The stock has some light pressure dents and small scratches. There are no cracks or chips in the stock. Overall it rates at Very Good Condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 50% of its metal finish. This shotgun has bluing wear across the entire gun, especially under the pump and on the receiver The action shows minimal operational wear. The markings are mostly clear. The screws and pins are lightly used. The action is smooth and the trigger is crisp.  Overall, this shotgun is about Good Condition as a C&R.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 42, introduced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company in 1933, holds a special place in the firearms world as a scaled-down version of the popular Model 12 shotgun. Its creation was in response to a demand for a smaller, lighter firearm suitable for youth, smaller-framed shooters, and for use in dense brush or confined spaces.

Various configurations and grades were offered over the Model 42’s production lifespan, including special editions tailored to specific shooting disciplines like skeet shooting. Despite its relatively short production period until 1963, approximately 160,000 units were manufactured, solidifying its place in firearms history. The Model 42’s enduring popularity is attributed to its reliability, craftsmanship, and versatility, making

Winchester Model 42 26" Barrel .410 Bore, Pump Action Shotgun MFD 1949 C&R
Winchester Model 42 26″ Barrel .410 Bore, Pump Action Shotgun MFD 1949 C&R