Winchester Spain Model 22 12 Gauge 28.25” SxS Double Barrel Shotgun

SOLD FOR: $1,178

WOA#: WY240229MD001

Make: Winchester, Laurona Spain for European Market

Model: 22

Serial Number: WS193

Year of Manufacture: Circa 1970’s

Caliber: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4” Chamber

Action Type: Double Barrel SxS Top Break Shotgun with Extractors

Barrel Length: 28.25”

Choke: The left barrel measures FULL, Fixed. The right barrel measures IMPROVED MODIFIED, Fixed.

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a bead fixed to the rib above the muzzles. The top of the rib is textured to help reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut featuring semi-pistol grip, straight comb, Winchester hard rubber buttplate.  The LOP measures 13 1/2” and 14 1/2” from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttplate, and 13 1/4” and 14 1/4” to the wood.  The cast is right handed. There are some light handling marks, the checkering is crisp.  There are a deep compression line in the belly and a notable scuff on the left side of the buttstock near the top rear. The stocks are in Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. There is no erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9.5/10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal refinish. The balance of the finish shows no notable wear or damage, just some light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are mostly clear with a few shallow spots. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel lockup is tight with no play to the receiver. We did not fire this firearm. We have cleaned this firearm and performed a mechanic’s check but expect many will want to clean the firearm again depending on their standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment:This Winchester Model 22 12GA Side-by-Side Shotgun, crafted by Laurona of Spain in the 1970s for the European market, embodies a unique chapter in the storied history of Winchester firearms. Designed to meet the tastes and demands of European hunters, this model marries Spanish craftsmanship with Winchester’s classic design ethos, resulting in a shotgun that boasts both aesthetic appeal and robust functionality.

The Model 22 stands out with its durable construction and reliable performance, traits that are enhanced by Laurona’s renowned craftsmanship. Featuring beautifully finished walnut stocks and meticulously blued steel barrels, the shotgun offers a balanced shot pattern and smooth handling, qualities highly prized in traditional bird hunting. As a European market exclusive, it carries a certain rarity and charm, making it particularly desirable to collectors interested in unique Winchester models and those who appreciate the fine art of Spanish gun making. This shotgun not only serves as a functional hunting tool but also as a collector’s piece that reflects a fascinating cross-cultural collaboration in firearm production.  Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding! – L.S.

Winchester Spain Model 22 12 Gauge 28.25” SxS Double Barrel Shotgun
Winchester Spain Model 22 12 Gauge 28.25” SxS Double Barrel Shotgun