1990 Engraved Browning Model 12 28GA 26” Pump Action Shotgun

SOLD FOR: $1,823

WOA#: WY240210TM006

Make: Browning

Model: Model 12

Serial Number: 01237

Year of Manufacture: 1990

Gauge: 28 GA

Action Type: Pump Action

Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked, “BROWNING ARMS COMPANY MORGAN, UTAH & MONTREAL P.Q. / MADE IN JAPAN”.  The left side of the barrel is marked “BROWNING MODEL 12 28GA-2 ¾” SHELLS ONLY MOD”. The underside of the barrel has, “MM972” followed by the serial numbers and an arrow mark on the mag tube.

Barrel Length: 25.75”

Choke:  Fixed, Modified

Sights / Optics:  The barrel rib has a fixed silver bead.  The barrel rib is serrated to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is two piece checkered grade 4 walnut with semi-pistol grip, straight comb, and Browning synthetic buttplate.  The pump grip is checkered.  The LOP measures 14” front the front of the trigger to the rear of the buttpad.  The stock rates in Excellent condition.   There are no chips or cracks.  There is no handling wear.

Type of Finish: Blued / Black Oxide.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is Very Bright. There is no visible erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition:  This shotgun retains about 99% of its metal finish and has scrollwork with inlaid gold birds and dogs on the receiver. The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. There is no operation wear.  Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition. The mechanics are sound.

Mechanics:  The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Browning Model 12 in 28 gauge is a highly regarded reproduction of the classic Winchester Model 12, one of the most beloved and respected pump-action shotguns in American firearms history. Manufactured by Miroku in Japan under Browning’s guidance, this model was introduced as part of a limited production run, designed to cater to both collectors and enthusiasts of fine shotguns. The decision to produce a 28 gauge variant was driven by the desire to offer a lighter, more manageable option that still maintained the legendary performance and aesthetic appeal of the original Model 12.

This particular Model 12 has beautiful scrollwork engraving and a walnut stock that’s sure to impress. Its exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail pay homage to the legacy of the original Winchester Model 12, making it a prized possession for discerning collectors and shotgun enthusiasts alike. Whether displayed as a cherished piece of firearms history or taken afield for hunting upland game or clay shooting, this Browning Model 12 in 28 gauge exemplifies the timeless elegance and superior performance that define the classic pump-action shotgun design. – R.E.

1990 Engraved Browning Model 12 28GA 26” Pump Action Shotgun
1990 Engraved Browning Model 12 28GA 26” Pump Action Shotgun