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Look at the wood on this little beauty. It's an original Model 12 in 20ga that was built into a custom bird gun for hunting over dogs, where the shots are close. carries nicely and always gets comments.









 
Posts: 18364 | Location: Very NW NJ up in the Mountains | Registered: 14 June 2009Reply With Quote
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Absolutely stunning...
Wish I had a Blaser to trade you !!!
Wow..


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Posts: 1041 | Location: Catskill Mountains N.Y. | Registered: 13 September 2011Reply With Quote
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Beyond Gorgeous!! Smiler

I grew up shooting side-by-sides, and all the pump shotguns I saw were 12 gauges, that seemed ponderous to me. Then a friend invited me out
rabbit hunting, and when we got to the field, he pulled out a lovely little 20-gauge model 12. It had just enough honest wear on it to give it the appeal of a well-cared-for field companion.

When he let me handle it, I was very impressed!
Light, slick and deadly! There and then I decided that if I was going to own a pump shotgun, it would be a 20 ga. Model 12. Haven't got one yet, but you've provided another incentive! That's a beauty!!

John
 
Posts: 126 | Location: Right here, for now! | Registered: 03 November 2015Reply With Quote
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Yes, there's something special about a Model 12 to me. I've had several Trap models, where they used the nice feathercrotch Walnut, but nice 20ga guns are hard to find.
 
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The most outstanding thing is the smaller frame on this gun. I have a 12 ga. trap gun that is great to shoot and a model 12 in 16ga. The smaller frame size of the 16 and 20 make it much faster to mount and swing. Truely a wonderful shotgun.
 
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That is some beautiful wood on that gun!

Since you say custom and original, I assume the stock is custom, and the rest is original?

I got my grandfather's 16 ga M12, and it is much lighter than the 12 ga. It's held together, stock wise with electrical tape (he did that back when...) I am of two minds of whether or not to get a nice stock made - it would upgrade the gun, but then it might not be grandpa's gun...
 
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Yes, the rest is Winchester original....just cleaned up, polished and blued.
 
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by crbutler:
That is some beautiful wood on that gun!

Since you say custom and original, I assume the stock is custom, and the rest is original?

I got my grandfather's 16 ga M12, and it is much lighter than the 12 ga. It's held together, stock wise with electrical tape (he did that back when...) I am of two minds of whether or not to get a nice stock made - it would upgrade the gun, but then it might not be grandpa's gun...[/QUOTE

you could always save the old one if you wanted to change it back.
 
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For the first 8 years of my shotguning life I use a Model 12ga 20ga my dad brought me for 50 dollars.

It has a very tight full choke I killed lots of birds on the 2nd shot. I also blew a lot of close ones up.

I then moved on to doubles and haven't use the model 12 for decades.

I took it out and pattern it the other day as a young lady I know wants to shoot a turkey.

Wouldn't be afraid to use it on them out to 35 with 1@1/8oz of 6s.
 
Posts: 16530 | Location: wis | Registered: 21 April 2001Reply With Quote
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Winchester made some outstanding repeating shotguns. The model 12 and the SX1 semi auto,
Neither had a stamped metal part in them: All machined. All steel and no alloys.
Take care of them and they are firearms for generations....
Gorgeous English Walnut on the example!

EZ
 
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who did the rebuild? vent rib and such? did you open up the choke or was it already open?
 
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I’m not a big fan of the Mod 12, but that’s a beauty for sure.


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Posts: 2285 | Location: Minnesota | Registered: 08 December 2006Reply With Quote
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I started out with a well-used nickel steel Model 12 in 16 ga. I had to bubba the stock to fit me -- I still can't shoot an original Model 12 stock for beans -- but boy, I killed some quail -- and some mallards -- with that gun back in high school, pre-1970.
Yours is just lovely, Jon. I am glad it hs a good home.


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Posts: 13798 | Location: Alamogordo, NM | Registered: 03 June 2000Reply With Quote
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I have two 28 ga Model 12's. Lovely little guns, indeed! tu2
 
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Beibs hasn't told us who installed the rib and how long the barrel is and whether it has chokes. The stock and forend are outrageous.
 
Posts: 40 | Location: Maryland | Registered: 26 January 2011Reply With Quote
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Nicest model 12 I've seen. Still partial to the ring tail forend.

Dave
 
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Hi guys
I'm the proud owner of this beautiful model 12 now ..it sports a 22 inch barrel now , and looks like Poly Choke is stamped on the side of rib . Not sure if they installed it or not , but it's a very nice job ..

Original barrel was stamped full , but not sure , probably cylinder bore now ..
I'm thinking of sending it out for Brieley tubes ..

It does have killer wood , and beautiful deep high gloss bluing ..

Bob


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Beautiful wood on that model 12.
 
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Bear Cat, congratulations. Now go out and do some work with it and let us see some photos!


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Wow! And I mean WOW. That's one hell of a M-12.
Cal


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