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1988.8.88
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.88 | ca. 1956 | L: 44.75 in, Barrel length: 28 in, H: 7.75 in | This top lever, breakdown model, known as the Winchester Model 24 Double Barrel shotgun, was first announced in the January 2, 1940, price list. Factory records show the first delivery of Model 24 shotguns to warehouse stock was made on April 21, 1939. Discontinued in 1957, about 116,280 were made (Barnes: 1980). | bottom of receiver/105325/end of stock/WINCHESTER/REPEATING/ARMS CO./PL barrel/WINCHESTER-MODEL 24-12GA.-2 3/4 CHAM.-/-TRADEMARK-MADE IN U.S.A./top of small of stock/SAFE/ | model 24 | 12 gauge | 105325 | 1988.8.88v1.jpg | 1988.8.88v2.jpg | firearm | hammerless | trigger | breakdown | double barrel | barrel | single | shotgun | top lever | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | American

1988.8.90
American | Winchester Repeat...
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1988.8.90 | ca. 1947 | L: 47.5 in, Barrel length: 27.25 in, H: 7.125 in | The Model 25 was authorized on December 30, 1947, and first delivery was made to warehouse stock on March 17, 1949. Discontinued in 1954, about 87,937 were made (Barnes: 1980). | PL barrel/-12 GA-2 3/4 CHAM--/end of stock/WINCHESTER/REPEATING/ARMS CO./ | Model 25 | 12 gauge | none | 1988.8.90v1.jpg | 1988.8.90v2.jpg | 1988.8.90v1.jpg | 1988.8.90v2.jpg | firearm | hammerless | pre-production/developmental sample | shotgun | American | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.96
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.96 | 1931 | L: 39.5 in, Barrel length: 30 in | left barrel/MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN. --PATENT PENDING/right barrel/(illegible)/TRADE MARK | sectionalized salesman sample; finish blued overall; buttstock cut immediately behind pistol grip; entirely cutaway on right side from wrist through forepiece to demonstrate internal mechanism; needs height dimension. | Winchester Model 21 | 12 gauge | 45 | 1988.8.96v1.jpg | 1988.8.96v2.jpg | firearm | hammerless | barrel | break open | double trigger | cutaway | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.123
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.123 | 1929 | L: 49.125 in, Barrel length: 28.75 in, H: 8.5 in | bottom of barrel/571014/PL barrel/MADE IN U.S.A./-STAINLESS STEEL-WINCHESTER-MODEL 12- 12 GA./TRADE MARK FULL./PL receiver/MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. PAT. JULY 21. 1896./FEB. 22. JUNE 14. 1898. SEPT. 7 1909. MAY 17. 24. 31. JUNE 7. 14. 28. JULY 5. 12. 1910. JULY 22. 1913./ | Winchester R & D label on Pl receiver. | 1988.8.123.JPG | shotgun, repeating | firearm | two-piece walnut | tubular | front sight | hammerless | checkered bakelite buttplate | barrel | bead | stock | finish | matted receiver top | pistol grip | magazine | round barrel | take down | grooved slide handle | slide bar and magazine band blued, remainder bright stainless steel | rear sight | single barrel | barrel, magazine and receiver entirely stainless steel | full | slide action | varnished | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.118
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.118 | 1936 | L: 49.25 in, Barrel length: 28.75 in, H: 8.25 in | bottom of barrel/705612/PL barrel/WINCHESTER PROOFSTEEL-WINCHESTER-MODEL 12-12GA./FULL/PR barrel/MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS. CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. PAT. JULY 21. 1896/FEB. 22. JUNE 14. 1898 SEPT. 7 1909. MAY 17. 24. 31. JUNE 7. 14. 28. JULY 5. 12. 1910. JULY 22. 1913/ | Model 12 | 12 gauge | 705612 | 1988.8.118v1.jpg | 1988.8.118v2.jpg | firearm | checkered bakelite buttplate | front sight | pistol grip | varnished | barrel | grooved slide handle | take down | stock | matted receiver top | hammerless | bead | rear sight | magazine | round barrel | finish | blued overall | slide action | full | single barrel | tubular | receiver cutaway with numerous windows, particularly on the left, to demonstrate internal mechanisms | two-piece walnut | repeating | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.119
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.119 | 1961 | L: 44.375 in, Barrel length: 24.625 in, H: 7.5 in | bottom of barrel/1956274/PL barrel/WINCHESTER-MODEL-12- 12 GA. - 2 3/4 CHAM. -/- TRADEMARK-/-WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-/MADE IN U.S.A./WS-1/ | Winchester R & D label on PL stock. | Model 12 skeet | 12 gauge | 1956274 | 1988.8.119v1.jpg | 1988.8.119v2.jpg | firearm | pistol grip | rubber buttplate | bead and mid-bead with with full matted, ventilated rib | magazine | front sight | take down | rear sight | barrel | receiver top parkerized, remainder blued | finish | hammerless | stock | round barrel | checkered | skeet 1 | tubular | single barrel | slide action | matted receiver top | special hydrocoil type stock | repeating | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.100
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.100 | ca. 1930 | L: 47 in, Barrel length: 30.125 in | left barrel/MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN, CONN.--PATENTS PENDING/right barrel/MODEL 21 -- WINCHESTER-12 GAUGE/TRADE MARK/ | Model 21 | 12 gauge | none | 1988.8.100v1.jpg | 1988.8.100v2.jpg | firearm | side-by-side | semi-pistol grip | two-piece walnut | bead with full matted rib | checkered, hard rubber buttplate | hammerless | modified and full | stock | barrel | front sight | round barrel | checkered | varnished | blued overall | break open | variant design having two screw adjustments on bottom of frame | finish | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.3926
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.3926 | 1930-1932 | overall length: 46.625 in, Barrel length: 30 in, H: 7.75 in, weight: 5 lbs | The Model 21 was the first break-open, double barrel shotgun ever manufactured by Winchester. A hammerless design, it featured simplicity of parts, quality of materials and precision manufacture. Available in a variety of styles from 12 to 410 gauge, the Model 21 has contributed greatly to Winchester's reputation for fine design and craftsmanship. It is now produced only in custom, pigeon and grand American grades and commands premium prices. | Double barreled shotgun, Blued steel barrel & receiver / Walnut stock | Winchester Model 21 | 12 gauge | 160 | 1988.8.3926v1.jpg | 1988.8.3926v2.jpg | firearm | trigger | single | break-open | hammerless | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | American

1988.8.102
American | Winchester Repeat...
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1988.8.102 | 1938 | overall length: 43.5 in, Barrel length: 26 in, H: 7.5 in | The Model 21 was the first break-open, double barrel shotgun ever manufactured by Winchester. A hammerless design, it featured simplicity of parts, quality of materials and precision manufacture. Available in a variety of styles from 12 to 410 gauge, the Model 21 has contributed greatly to Winchester's reputation for fine design and craftsmanship. It is now produced only in custom, pigeon and grand American grades and commands premium prices. | This Model 21 shotgun is the first 16 gauge skeet gun made by Winchester. Both 78.1.0667 and W827 numbers are incorrect. | Winchester Model 21 | 16 gauge | 7520 | 1988.8.102v1.jpg | 1988.8.102v2.jpg | firearm | single | hammerless | trigger | break-open | shotgun | American | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1990.5.5
Clundt, Philip | American | ...
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1990.5.5 | 1919 | Gift of the Estate of John M. Olin | The Model 1912, developed and patented by Thomas C. Johnson, was the first Winchester shotgun of the slide action, hammerless repeating type. It was first listed in the January 1913 catalog in 20 guage, with a 25-inch round nickel steel barrel. This was the first Winchester model to be chambered for 20 gauge. The 12 gauge and the 16 gauge were first listed in 1914, the 12 gauge Riot Gun in 1918, and the 28 gauge was authorized in 1934. Factory records show the first delivery of Model 1912 shotguns to warehouse stock was made on August 30, 1912. The M/12 shotgun with its hammerless slide action mechanism was an inovation. Very popular, it was called the Perfect Repeater. An ideal gun for small-game shooting, it has also earned repute at traps and on the skeet field (Barnes: 1980). | [bottom of receiver:] 200945 [PL barrel:] TRADE MARK; NICKEL STEEL - WINCHESTER - MOD. 1912 - 12 GA. FULL; REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF. & FGN. [PR barrel:] MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONNECTICUT. U.S.A. PAT. JULY (proof mark) 21.1898. FEB.22. JUNE 14.1898. SEPT.7.1909. MAY 17, 24, 31. JUNE 7. 14. 28. JULY 5. 12. 1910. JULY 22. 1918. | Engraved by Philip Clundt. No condition or dimensions reported. | 12 gauge | 200945 | 1990.5.5.JPG | dog | quail | firearm | takedown | engraved | magazine | hammerless | tubular | shotgun | slide action | Clundt, Philip | American | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.125
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.125 | 1910 | L: 45.5 in, Barrel length: 25.25 in, H: 7.5 in | The Model 1911 self-loading shotgun was the Winchester firm's first semi-automatic shotgun. Yet another design of Thomas Crossley Johnson, the Model 1911 was a recoil operated, hammerless arm available in field, fancy trap and pigeon grades. Barrels were available in full or modified choke or cylinder bore. Chambered for 12 gauge, 2 3/4-inch shells, the magazine capacity was five shot shells. | top of barrel/16/Pl barrel/NICKEL STEEL/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT. U.S.A. PAT. AUG, 27. 1901. FEB. 25. NOV. 4. 1902/FEB. 17. DEC. 29. 1903. APRIL 26. AUG. 30. 1904. MARCH 27. NOV. 13. 1906. NOV. 23. 1909. JAN. 4. 11. 1910. JULY 18. 1911. MAY 7. JUNE 4. 1912./front of trigger/D/end of stock/WINCHESTER/REPEATING/ARMS CO./ | Model 1911 | 16 gauge | D | 1988.8.125v1.jpg | 1988.8.125v2.jpg | firearm | experimental | takedown | repeating | hammerless | magazine | self-loading | tubular | semi-automatic | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.147
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.147 | ca. 1931 | L: 47.125 in, Barrel length: 30 in, H: 8 in | The Model 21 was the first break-open, double barrel shotgun ever manufactured by Winchester. A hammerless design, it featured simplicity of parts, quality of materials and precision manufacture. Available in a variety of styles from 12 to 410 gauge, the Model 21 has contributed greatly to Winchester's reputation for fine design and craftsmanship. It is now produced only in custom, pigeon and grand American grades and commands premium prices. This Model 21 shotgun was custom built by Winchester for Ernest Hemingway, but was never presented. | PL top of watertable/32447/PL bottom of watertable/MADE IN U.S.A. MODEL 21/WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./NEW HAVEN CONN./PR top of watertable/12 GAUGE 2 3/4 33.CHAM./EO EO/under top lever/32447/upper tang/SAFE/top of barrel/CUSTOM BUILT BY WINCHESTER FOR ERNEST HEMINGWAY/bottom of stock [on plaque]/E/H/end of stock/WINCHESTER/REPEATING/ARMS CO./ | Winchester Model 21 | 12 gauge | 32447 | 1988.8.147v1.jpg | 1988.8.147v2.jpg | Hemingway, Ernest | firearm | walnut | engraved | steel | hammerless | breakdown | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT | Kusmit, Nick | American

1988.8.366
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.366 | 1933-1958 | L: 36.25 in, Barrel length: 19.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This model was a revamping of the first Winchester self-loading rifle, the Model 1903, which was chambered only for a rim fire caliber especially developed for it and known as the 22 Winchester Automatic cartridge. Later, due to the popularity of the 22 Long Rifle cartridge, there was a rather insistent customer demand that an additional chambering be furnished for the 22 Long Rifle cartridge. The Model 63 was automaatic (self-loading), with balanced breech bolt recoil operated mechanism. This means that the breech bolt contains a quantity of metal proportioned to the weight and velocity of the bullet so that the shock of the recoil is absorbed by the breech bolt, in a sense balancing the recoil. When the cartridge is fired, the bullet leaves the muzzle of the barrel before the breech bolt commences to move rearward. The design and weight of the breech bolt are proportioned so that there is no loss of velocity and energy of the bullet. With this self-loading type of mechanism, the trigger must be pulled and released for each shot. The Model 63 was discontinued in 1958. About 174,692 were made (Watrous: 1966). | Needs inscription and condition: Note 5.20.91 and 02.25.03. | 22 | 1988.8.366v1.jpg | 1988.8.366v2.jpg | automatic | rifle | firearm | round barrel | sporting | tubular | experimental | takedown | stock | repeating | magazine | walnut | barrel | hammerless | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT