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 Post subject: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 1:43 pm 
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Looking for any information you can give me on this gun?




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 Post subject: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:16 pm 
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The model 24 was a utility grade shotgun but, it's still a Winchester.

Production stopped in '57.

16's and 20's bring a premium.


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 Post subject: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:40 pm 
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look for any signs of duct tape to make sure you dont have two 20ga 37s taped together........ :roll: :roll:


actualy the 20ga 24s handle real well :)

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 Post subject: Re: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:31 pm 
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I have a model 24 12 gauge it was my dads and I luv it although it is quite heavy to carry in the field compared to my 1300


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 Post subject: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:09 am 
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Here is a little info:

The boxlock, DT Model 24 was introduced in 1939 and discontinued in 1957. About 116,280 guns were made in 12,16 & 20ga. Barrels were 26," 28" and 30". 26" barrels were IC & M, 28" barrels were M & F (also IC & M in 12ga), 30" barrels were only offered in F & M in 12ga.

The 12ga weighed about 7 1/2 pounds. All versions were chambered for 2 3/4" modern ammunition.

The gun seems to be either loved or hated. The rounded off boxlock is rather unique.

This is a sturdy utilitarian SxS with few problems. The barrels are rather thin and can be dented and the blueing on the receiver tends to go purple for some reason.

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 Post subject: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:02 pm 
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The prewar Model 24 with 26" barrels was bored Cylinder and Modified. After the war, they changed the right barrel choke to Improved Cylinder. I have seen Cylinder bored 24s as high as #26,497 and they may have made them much higher in number. I don't know if any 28" prewar guns were bored Cylinder and Modified. I've never seen one.


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 Post subject: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:09 am 
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There must have been a few special ordered M24s. My friend has a 20ga with Cyl & Cyl 26" barrels. Also, I once saw a 28" 16ga with clearly marked F & F barrels.

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 Post subject: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:40 pm 
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My father has a 24 20ga (not sure what year) that was his father's. Barrels were damaged years ago and sawed off. I'm trying to restore it for him as a surprise gift for his 60th birthday. Anyone know of how I can come by a set of barrels for it? Or of a cheap 24 to rob them from it?


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 Post subject: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:08 pm 
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At this point in time Model 24s are over priced, so they are not cheap, especially in 20 gauge. $700 to $1000 and sometimes more. If you are lucky, you might find one for less.

Finding barrels alone is not very likely. So, if you find a nice 20 gauge M 24, just give your Dad the complete gun and keep the sawed off gun as a part of family history. The cost will be less in the long-run.

Besides it's better to keep the barrels matched to the frame with the same serial number. Taking the barrel from a perfectly good gun and fitting them to another frame of a different number basically leaves both worthless.


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 Post subject: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:22 pm 
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Thanks for the advice Ole Cowboy. I was afraid of that.


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 Post subject: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:45 pm 
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Cabela's has one on their web site, but you won't like the price.


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 Post subject: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 4:19 pm 
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Ole Cowboy, my minty Model 24 20 gauge went to Texas in about 1960 or 1961. It is serial number 26,497, a 26" 20 gauge. Would you keep your eyes open for it down there? It was my first shotgun and I'd like to have it back. Thanks, Murphy


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 Post subject: re: Winchester model 24, 20 gauge double barrel?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:39 pm 
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Will do, Bill.

The Model 24 is not pretty, is a less than perfect design(poor triggers and extractors) and certain brands of ammo don't extract well. However, it is strong as hell and it handles way better than it's looks say it should. Better than a lot of high dollar doubles, at least in 16 and 20 gauge.
I have a 20ga. 28" M/F that I use from time to time and I'm always amazed how good it feels and how well it handles.




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