10 Greatest USA Made Shotguns Ever – Day #9

bestshotgun_09Winchester Model 21
When the Olin family purchased bankrupt Winchester Arms Co. in 1926, the Model 21 had already been designed but not produced. That didn’t happen until 1931. A tough, yet graceful double gun, its toughness was proven when John Olin had it and competitors’ doubles fired with proof loads until they failed. Only the 21 survived—after 2,000 proof loads, it was still in fine working order. Many 21s were made with lavish engraving and spectacular wood, while others, such as the 3-inch magnum Duck, were designed for heavy work in the marsh. (From $4,950)

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