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1957 Winchester Model 42, whats it worth? PICS

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by sbwool63, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    Hey guys any idea what this shotgun is worth it is 9.9 out of 10

    thanks

    shane

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  2. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Only problem with the prices on older shotguns is you can't use steel shot.This kinda keeps the prices down And the 410s aren't a big seller,that I have seen (can't hunt deer with them any more)
    $100-250 at the shows for most nice older shotguns
     
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    It's a shame they put the Cutts on it, but I have one on one of my Ithaca M37's as back when I did it the only other way to get interchangealble chokes was either that or a polychoke. I would just enjoy it for a nice little quail or grouse gun.
     
  4. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    the cutts was a stock ad. from the boys on ifish they say this shotgun is priced between 1600-1700 ive also heard 1200-1400. still looking. more input the better
     
  5. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I've seen M42's that were pretty beat go for close to $1K. I used to shoot skeet with a guy that had a M42 skeet gun. He called it his "idiot stick", as in you'd have to be an idiot to shoot skeet with it. :laugh:
     
  6. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    What!?

    For a Model 42 Winchester? Are you nuts?

    sbwool63, this is not the website to be looking to for advise. With a factory Cutts and an English stock you might have a very rare piece there. Might check sites like Gunbroker and maybe look for Winchester collector sites.
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah your second part was something I forgot to put in my post.
    There are so many old shotguns at the shows,I don't even try to keep up.But Most you see are in the $200-300 range.

    Now if it has some collectors value,then you need to go to those sites.
    Otherwise,it's just another non steel shot,shotgun. Like the 6 that your dad has in the closet.
     
  8. ch139

    ch139 teh gehtoe Active Member

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    If you do not know what you're talking about, why comment with incorrect/false information?
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Quick info check.. can these guns use bismuth shot?
     
  10. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    The similar guns on GB getting bids are 800-900 dollars range. Of course there are a wide range of prices.

    I think the answer is yes. see the qutoe below.

    I take great pride and get much enjoyment from again being able to hunt wildfowl with my cherished old doubles, to name a few, Parker, L.C. Smith, Fox, Lefever, and Charles Daly. These old shotguns are choked just about right, on the tight side for shooting past 40 yards. It has been much too long a wait to use these fine old shotguns for fear of choke damage due to steel shot! Now once again the grand old and almost forgotten 16 GA shotguns can once again be used for duck hunting. Plus the 20 GA magnum using Bismuth loads is a fine duck gun. My old buddy Don Preban is a duck hunting nut, and he is really impressed with the new 20 GA 3" mags 11/16 oz 5 Bismuth in his 20 GA Remington 1100, 26" modified barrel. Inside of 45 yards big mallards don't know what hit them", plus the gun is light and responsive. Morris Bunemann has dumped 15 consecutive mallards without a miss with Winchester 12 GA 3" 1-5/8 oz 4 Bismuth loads, a feat he can never remember doing ever before with any other type of shotshells. More and more hunters are seeing far less crippling with excellent quality Bismuth shotshells, and their killing range has been increased so they are enjoying the best of both worlds. The future indeed does look bright for the wildfowl hunter.
     
  11. sbwool63

    sbwool63 Clark County, WA Member

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    its been posted for sale, im going to take what i can get but ill start at the top

    thanks for everything guys