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Old July 30, 2016, 11:24 PM   #1
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Too late to share this photo with Dave McCracken

Dave was a wealth of information and good cheer.
No doubt sorely missed by his family and friends.

Here is a photo I would have liked to share with Dave:



Winchester 21
Standard Grade
12 gauge
Double triggers
Modified/Full
Splinter forearm
Ser. No. 16XX

It's not the tricked out beavertail raised rib Full/Full Trap model I thought I wanted
But it's mine

And to paraphrase what Dave might have said:

Nice gun
Now go practice
And then go practice some more

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Old July 31, 2016, 02:10 AM   #2
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BA/UU/R.

Beautiful Winny.
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Old July 31, 2016, 10:31 AM   #3
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Beautiful gun. I love 21s. When I worked in a gunshop, a lady came in and wanted to know if it was OK to shoot steel through her Winchester shotgun. I asked her what model it was and she said she wasn't sure, but she had it in her car. She brought in a case. When I opened it, it held a mint 20 ga deluxe 21.

I informed her that shooting lead through it probably wasn't a good idea, but that I'd happily trade for the fanciest gun we had in the shop, a high grade Beretta. She declined, saying she'd inherited it from her father. "My sister got the Parker.".
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Old July 31, 2016, 01:55 PM   #4
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MY GOD.

That is one of the NICEST looking guns I have EVER seen.
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Old July 31, 2016, 02:42 PM   #5
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QUOTE: "...I informed her that shooting lead through it probably wasn't a good idea..."

I assume you mean steel?
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Old July 31, 2016, 06:10 PM   #6
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Quote:
QUOTE: "...I informed her that shooting lead through it probably wasn't a good idea..."

I assume you mean steel?
Indeed I did mean steel.
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Old July 31, 2016, 08:29 PM   #7
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Old August 1, 2016, 01:18 PM   #8
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Bushmaster1313, is that a factory checkering job?
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Old August 1, 2016, 03:29 PM   #9
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I assume it is original checkering

Why do you ask

Do you need good pictures to copy?
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Old August 2, 2016, 10:08 AM   #10
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MMMMmmmmm....

I was offered a Winchester 21 20 gauge many years ago. The lady whose lawn I did was a widow. Her husband had guns, which went to their son on his death, and later the son passed.

She told me that I was welcome to take "that old gun" of her husband's because she didn't want it in the house and she knew I liked guns.

Gorgeous wood, custom aftermarket leather bound case... Easily a couple of grand back in the early 1980s.

Couldn't take it. Put her in contact with a local Winchester collector I knew, who paid her well for it.

The next time I mowed her lawn I got a substantial tip...
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