Winchester Model 42
Winchester made 160,000 Model 42 Slide Action Shotguns during a thirty-year period from 1933 to 1963.
1960 Winchester Model 42
Auction Listing Description: The Winchester Model 42 is one of the most sought after and collected .410 shotguns of all time. This Winchester 42 is chambered in small bore .410 Gauge 3" Shells and is one of the Very Rare Double Diamonds Built in 1960 featuring the 28" Full Choke Barrel with Sought After Solid Rib, Polished Blue Finish and Gorgeous Wood Stock!
Double Diamonds on the Forearm
The Winchester Repeating Arms Company was established in 1866 by Oliver Winchester and was located in New Haven, Connecticut. By 1964, the rising cost of skilled labor was making it increasingly unprofitable to produce Winchester's classic designs, as they required considerable hand-work to finish. In particular, Winchester's flagship Model 12 pump shotgun and Model 70 bolt-action rifle with their machined forgings could no longer compete in price with Remington's cast-and-stamped 870 and 700.