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Winchester 501 Grand European 12 Ga Trap Gun

This is one of the fabulous Winchester 501 Grand European O/U trap guns that were made in the 80’s in Japan at Olin-Kodensha. It features 30” vent rib barrels with mid and front beads, 2-3/4” chambers and IM & FULL chokes (fixed), bright satin finished frame and forend metal with 95% rose and scroll engraving coverage and extra select hand checkered walnut stocks with Schnabel forend and Monte Carlo butt with ventilated Pachmayr recoil pad, 14-1/4” LOP, ST, jeweled interior surfaces, auto ejectors and it comes in its fitted Winchester trunk case. It retains about 95% original blue with some scattered scratches and small oxidation stains while the bores are perfect mirrors and the stocks are completely sound with a handful of moderately deep scratches (some are cuts really) and it appears that someone sanded the butt on the right side and applied some kind of finish(s) leaving a cosmetic eyesore. Also; an engraved monogram plate was sloppily glued on the toe line. There’s a ˝” faint round shadow on the right side of the frame that isn’t oxidation (we examined it microscopically) and may be removed with the right solvent (its barely noticeable really). Lock-up is vault like and is 100% on-face, the selector and auto ejectors work as they should and the top lever comes to rest at the center. Internal indications suggest only moderate use at the most. A mechanically excellent trap gun that has had its butt abused and is looking for a good man to service it. If you have questions please email us at This will be listed for auction on Gun Broker the evening of April 30th. Please go to the top of the page and click on the Gun Broker button to see all our listings there. 04-27-18A--18-19-06