Winchester Model 42 Recommendations
New hunter / new poster here....Looking to purchase my first shotgun. Totally new to upland hunting, but have experienced friends taking me along and show me some of the ropes. I do not plan on having a huge gun collection, but really enjoy nice things - who doesn't! I'm looking to purchase a Winchester Model 42 and need some guidance. I would like to use the gun, but also enjoy the aspect of the gun being of some value from a quality and age stand point.
For the purpose of usefulness for woodcock and partridge hunting, any suggestions on:
1.) Choke style (full, mod., or cylinder)? - skeet is out of the question.
2.) Year / Years of manufacture regarding value or quality? Pre-war of any greater collector value?
3.) How to tell if stock is original to gun or replaced somewhere along the way.