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Winchester 24 #16423650 09/11/21
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Does anybody use these? I saw one for sale the other day. Kind clubby looking.


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I grew up shooting one. It is bulky in the hands and the safety was hard to use. The triggers are IMO too heavy. The one thing I will say is that for an economy gun, the barrels were well struck. Killed a lot of birds with it. I never could make friends with it's look or feel.


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Originally Posted by oldtrapper
I grew up shooting one. It is bulky in the hands and the safety was hard to use. The triggers are IMO too heavy. The one thing I will say is that for an economy gun, the barrels were well struck. Killed a lot of birds with it. I never could make friends with it's look or feel.


Yep. I had a 16 ga version for a while. My experience was much the same.


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Jack O'Conner a devout double fan, referred to them as 2 single shot's welded together.

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I could see that comment being made about them.

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They were essentially two “Steelbilt” M37s joined side by side. Economy model making the most use possible of stamped parts.

That said I used a 12ga for a few seasons and it was reliable and fit me well. I had no trouble killing birds with it. The minuses were the trigger guard would slap the piss out of my knuckle every shot and the tiny extractors were a weak point. If I let it get dirty the 1/8” wide extractors didn’t have enough purchase to pull the empties out.

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Ugly as sin. Might have been designed to make a Model 21 look handsome!

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Originally Posted by TheKid
They were essentially two “Steelbilt” M37s joined side by side. Economy model making the most use possible of stamped parts.

That said I used a 12ga for a few seasons and it was reliable and fit me well. I had no trouble killing birds with it. The minuses were the trigger guard would slap the piss out of my knuckle every shot and the tiny extractors were a weak point. If I let it get dirty the 1/8” wide extractors didn’t have enough purchase to pull the empties out.


Yep. Had the same problem with my 16 ha version.


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Not two M37s--look at the action. Just made with the same auto mfr technology as the M37, which Win bought from a defunct auto parts mfr.


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I've got my Grandad's 16ga 24. As others have said, svelte isn't a term that springs to mind, but they are "hell for stout".


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I've had two 24s, a 30" 12 bored F/M and a 16 28" that I added a new 20 26" barrel set to when Numrich's was selling them (16 and 20 barrels interchange on the 24).

The 12 had all the ergonomic appeal of a steel fence post when you were carrying it. But when you threw it up to shoot, it really SHOT! The stock was just plain made for me. The only problem was that you do about a 1000 times as much carrying as you do shooting, at least in upland bird hunting--the gun was just too much gun to carry up and down the Snake River Breaks all day. So I sold it and got the 16 and then added the 20 barrels.

A mistake. The 16 was (almost) light enough and swung perfectly. I killed quite a few birds with it. The 20 set was just not balanced right for me. I missed a lot of birds with it and down the road it went.

The only objection I have to a 24 16 is that they are now overpriced for what they are. I buy guns for what they do and what they cost to do it. The extra premium for a "pre-'64 Winchester" just isn't worth it to me.

But SCGunNut has right; they just don't break!


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Originally Posted by SCGunNut
I've got my Grandad's 16ga 24. As others have said, svelte isn't a term that springs to mind, but they are "hell for stout".


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