Another bucket lister down..... Winchester Model 12

JDMiller

12 pointer
Jun 12, 2005
10,781
" Between the Rivers "
Don’t get on here as often but thought I’d post about a gun that followed me home today.

Not going into the mud on details but ultimately involved a phone call wanting to know if I wanted to buy an old shotgun ..sent me pics and me telling him it’s sold... for $500... all in about 5 minutes. Didn’t hesitate at all on this one.

Got it home .... tickled to death with it.

It’s a 1961 ( according to SN) Winchester model 12 featherweight in 12 gage...... has 26” improved cylinder barrel. Which bluing, stock ... the entire gun is around 95%... action tight and just doesn’t appear to be be shot much.

Which the standard model 12 was made from 1912 to 1964. There were several variants (trench, heavy duck & skeet models) made throughout those years but the featherweight models were only made from 1959 to 1962.

Wasn’t really looking to buy a gun today.... but just lucked into it and that don’t happen often. Will be another to pass on to my grandson some day. Love these old Winchesters.

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bgkyarcher

12 pointer
Aug 23, 2011
19,127
BG
Friend of ours from Glasgow owns at least one of every caliber they ever made. 3 of some. For whatever reason, he had everyone one of them ribbed. Just ruined them, IMO.
 

JDMiller

12 pointer
Jun 12, 2005
10,781
" Between the Rivers "
Safe queen or tool?

I’ll probably shoot it a little.. maybe take it at least once on a dove shoot.

But other than that it’s going to be a safe queen to accompany a few others. Which I’ve got plenty of tools to hunt with and the price on these model 12’s just keeps going up.

It will be in this same condition when I’m gone.
 


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