I'm looking for opinions on the Winchester Super X model 1 Trap. It's in 95% condition and upgraded wood. Guy wants $500 for it. I learned they quit making them in 1984 & some say they were well made. I'm not real sure of this deal. Any thoughts?
things to look for to ensure its a real trap gun.
1. does it have engraving on the receiver?
2. is it a trap straight stock or a monte carlo?
3. is the bbl choked TRAP FULL or just full?
4. it should have a winchester black pad on it.
5. does it have a beavertail forearm?
500 leads me to believe it might just be a field gun with a trap bbl on it for 500.00, since most command well over 700.00 in correct configuration.
Even if its a field grade gun at 500 its a buy, these guns are great, the action is butter smooth and the steel parts inside are machined not stamped. the only thing that seems to ever be replaced is the bolt buffer. A gun of this caliber in todays market if made would be an easy 2000
I had the original SX in a Skeet version. My only criticism was the weight when I tried to use it as a pheasant gun. Way too heavy for this gal to use as an upland bird gun. As smokehaus says, though, the SX was a quality made gun, a Model 12 auto, if you will. Not a cheap part on it, anywhere. If it's in good shape, even if a field gun, that's a good price.