"WINCHESTER MODEL 21 DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS FORMALLY ERNEST & MARY HEMINGWAY'S. SN 14267 & 15593. Cal. 20 ga. Serial number 14267: Skeet grade 21 with 28" bbls choked FULL/FULL with tapered concave matted rib, dbl beads, ejectors & blued Winchester sgl selective trigger. Floorplate is marked "SKEET". Mounted with very nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with kidney checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 12-3/4" over an old waffle pad. Grip has a silver button inlaid in cap engraved "M.G.H." (Mary G. Hemingway). Bore diameter: left - .612, right - .613. Bore restrictions: left - .020, right - .020. Wall thickness: left - .029, right - .029. Serial #15593: Field grade 21 with 26" bbls choked WS1/WS2 with tapered concave matted rib, dbl beads, ejectors & Winchester sgl selective trigger. Mounted with nicely figured slab sawed American walnut with kidney checkered beavertail forearm & pistol grip stock, 13-1/2" over an old leather faced pad. Bore diameter: left - .613, right - .613. Bore restrictions: left - .007, right - .002. Wall thickness: left - .031, right - .029. Drop at heel: 2-1/8", drop at comb: 1-5/8". Weight: 6 lbs. 7.36 oz. This lot is accompanied by a copy of the Last Will & Testament of Mary Hemingway dated 26 October 1979 wherein under the 12th bequest she leaves these two shotguns to Bruce Tebbe of Los Angeles, CA. together with a picture of Mrs. Hemingway carrying one of these shotguns. Also accompanied by a two-pg letter from Mr. Robert Tebbe Jr. documenting his long-term relationship with Mrs. Hemingway, their mutual use of these guns, and specifically stating SN 14267 was Mary's gun and the other , SN 15593, was Ernest's gun. He further states these are the two guns willed to him in Oct. 26, 1979. Also accompanying this lot is an affidavit from Mr. Tebbe stating that Ernest had ordered both guns and gave one (with the silver medallion "M. G. H.") to Mary keeping the second (SN 15593) for his own use. PROVENANCE: Mary G. Hemingway CONDITION: Serial number 14267: Good. Bbls retain 85-90% of an old restored blue with scattered pitting and thinning over receiver area. Receiver retains about 50% orig blue, thinning on sides, gray on bottom. Stock shows heay wear and a worn dark finish with a chip by receiver and a couple of small chips on toe. Forearm is missing a chunk from left rear and retains most of a bright restored finish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bores. Serial number 15593: Good. Bbls retain most of a restored finish with scattered spots of pitting. Receiver retains about 60% thin orig finish with several spots of deep pitting, primarily on left side. Wood shows heavy wear but is sound and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brights shiny bores. 4-32807 JR291 (20,000-50,000)"
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