I recently acquired a Deluxe Grade Model 42 and I'm wondering what the guns sold for when they were new in the 1950s. Any help is appreciated.
Thanks for sharing that. It helps. I've searched for an old advertisement on the Model 42 but haven't had any luck.
I found what I was looking for in this forum. In 1957 the Winchester Catalog listed the Deluxe Grade with Matted Rib at $206.50.
Thank you for that OU12/20. Alas, my gun is non-original and about 4 notches to the right of that sliding scale. I'm just finishing my research and starting to write about the gun here Winchester Model 42 (guncollectorsclub.com)Deluxe Grade:
A continuation of the Trap Grade. Available with ventilated rib after 1954, some early models were stamped “DELUXE” on bottom of receiver. This stamping is seldom seen and was probably discontinued around 1949. Built from 1940 to 1963.
NIB EXC. V.G. GOOD FAIR POOR
12950 10500 8750 6450 3600 1275