Seeking info on the fine points of the venerable Winchester Model 12. Winchester even has a new pump shotgun, the hideously ugly Super-X Pump that uses a rotary locking bolt action reminiscent of the post-64 Model 1200. Now sometimes a 1 can look like an L especially on the one million guns that started with 1. A 28-gauge Model 12 was brought out in 1934. Getting out the door was interesting. Given even minimal care, however, a Model 12 will outlast virtually any other pump-gun.
I don't see many nice used M12s period these days and if they're in good shape, they start at around 650 bucks. The Model 1200's rotary locking bolt design owed nothing to the previous Model 12 action and the new gun was cheapened in every way. Took it out in the bush same day and put 10 shells through it. It was, indeed, the perfect repeater. Former military shotguns run crazy expensive in the past decade. Since numbers can be polished off, especially on receiver extentions, a little harder on receivers, and reapplied.
Pigeon grade guns were available in Field, Duck, Skeet and Trap configurations and are the most desirable to collectors. I remember it as the hardest kicking 20 gauge shotgun I have ever fired, even with target loads. But a century ago elegance was as much a part of gun design as practicality. The shells should be of the 2-¾ inch or 2-? If you search a bit on Google I'm certain that you will connect with Winchester collectors that will give you lots of assistance and information. I use it every dove season and love the 16 gauge for upland game. It'll also help you judge the condition and its value.
Special length barrels could be ordered in lengths as short as 20 inches, and as long as 36 inches. Browning in 1893 specifically to be a perfect match for the new 30-30, which was smokeless cartridge. Any subversion of these rules will result in action taken against your account. Hey Guys, sorry I was out of town this weekend and came back to a flurry of questions. Another lifelong friend, Ross Marsh we attended college together and so did our fathers! It was the first truly successful pump-action shotgun produced.
I'm not a Model 12 connoisseur by a long shot, but was certainly under the impression that it was indeed a real model 12 pigeon, and passed inspection from the local crowd. Pump- or slide-action long guns have been around for a long time. Second, Madis does mention the four Mdl 12. Hunted with a friend and his father for years--ducks, pheasants, quail, etc. They're probably an alright gun for a shooter. It was as good as I remembered it. A total of over 2,000,000 Model 12's were built during its long production run.
With about 2 million Model 12s produced in both standard and deluxe grades between 1912 and 1980, the Model 12 had milestone serial numbers set aside for presentation to notable individuals. I haven't looked in the Blue Book, but this serial number wouldn't necessarily mean that it was the 4,205,807th gun made. As I said, my experience with Model 12's has been long, but thin. Model 12 Shotguns Designed by T. I can't seem to find a picture of a Pigeon grip cap. Long story short: I'm reasonably knowledgeable about shotguns in general and used to collect antique guns. You can bring your original post up be clicking Want Answer.
The reason for this significant changes was now, with the increased popularity of receiver mounted scopes, it was necessary as the older, top eject did not allow for a traditionally mounted scope. Appears to be original bluing lettering looks too crisp to be a reblue , which is in fine shape. Winchester has revived the model 94 and currently produces an 1894 since around 2012 Over the years the Winchester Model 94 was available in many different calibers, for example: the. I have a prototype I'd like to sell. In 1964, Model 12 production was ramped down in favor of the new Model 1200 pump gun and Model 12 prices were allowed to soar. Special features include fancy stocks, checkering, carving, and engraving. If not, you can post a link to a pic of your gun and I'll see if I can id it for you.
Riot gun versions—again on special order—came about in 1918 and were produced for the subsequent 45 years. Johnson also redesigned the internals. When the workers at New Haven would stamp two guns with same serial number, they would either send it back to metal finishing and buff off the serial number or they would stamp an x after the serial number. Trench guns came with a barrel heat shield and a bayonet lug. Production costs was the death of both of them. Maddis refers to 4 barrel assemblies having been made up.