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here's what the bluebook says , note the add-ons

Standard Grade
- 26 or 28 in. plain, solid rib or vent. rib barrel, plain walnut straight or pistol grip stock, walnut grooved forearm. Mfg. 1933-63.
Grading 100% 98% 95% 90% 80% 70% 60%
$1,200 $1,100 $1,000 $900 $800 $700 $600

Add 15% for pre-war.
Add 60% for solid rib.
Add 100% for factory vent. rib.
Add 25% to any Model 42 chambered for 2½ in. shells.
 

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:) Well, that's certainly interesting. I have a '37 field grade 42 in 85% cond. [at least], factory simmons vent rib w/ivory beads AND factory Cutts compensator -Modified choke. A rare bird? I read a article a few yrs. ago in Gun Digest on '42's that suggested if you find any ONE of these options in a availible 42, you should grab! Having all the desireable options in one makes me think I'm sitting on a rare shotgun. The puzzlement is-Why the field grade with this obviously special order? I like to think the customer had class and wanted it primarily for it's utility as a Skeet Machine. Any guess on value? I believe it has a 3" chamber - does that jive with what I think the date is? ser. # is 73xxx.
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