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I found a winchester model 24 in a pawn shop today for a good price so I brought it home with me. I've always thought they looked pretty clunky, but this 16 ga just seemed to grow on me while I was handling it and I think I may have a new favorite. Barrels are 28" and marked full and mod. It's in pretty good shape except the butt plate is missing and the bottom of the butt stock has a sliver missing. Ser # is 38,1xx which is early 1941 according to one web site.

Tell me what you know about these guns and any good or bad points you know. Also if there are any parts prone to break I should keep a lookout for.

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the only real problem that you might run into on a 24 is with the extractor jumping over the fired shells rim when opening the gun.....no real fix for the problem ...but trying to find shells with a good rim for the extractor to catch on...and sometimes having a smith mess with the extractor a bit....

not a bad gun in the small gauges..but the 12ga guns are kind of clunky
 

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Got her cleaned up and the stock repaired. I even found a curved butt plate that fit. In any event I have found that I really like the gun and have been shooting 5 stand with it. I have been hitting with it quite well in spite of the tight chokes. I'm now a big fan. Grab up those model 24's when you see them. They are one of the few older winchesters that can still be had a good prices.

Also I was pleasantly suprised that while ammo options are limited, the big retailers have field loads for the 16 ga for about $4/box. I though this thing was going to be really expensive to feed. The 1oz field loads bust clays with authority.

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that seems to be in much better condition than specimens I have found at local gun shops near me. they wanted too much for them as well.

wanna sell it? also what kind of price did you pay?

I would consider a 16 ga, but the 12 would be more desirable for reasons of ammo economy.
 
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