Browning Model 12 28GA 26” Pump Action Shotgun MFD 1990 w/ Box

SOLD FOR: $944

WOA#: WY240210TM002

Make: Browning

Model: Model 12

Serial Number: 02089NM872

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”.

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 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. 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: This shotgun comes with its factory box and owner’s manual.

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.

The Browning Model 12 in 28GA features the exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail that Miroku is known for. From the precision of its mechanical components to the finish of its metal and wood, every aspect of this shotgun reflects a commitment to quality. The use of high-grade walnut for the stock and fore-end, combined with the gun’s overall balance and ergonomics, offers shooters an exceptional handling experience. The 28 gauge chambering is particularly appreciated by those seeking a softer recoil and the challenge of hitting targets with a smaller shot pattern, making it an excellent choice for upland bird hunting and clay target sports.

Collectors value the Browning Model 12 in 28 gauge for its historical significance, as it pays homage to the Winchester legacy while providing an opportunity to own a piece of that history in a gauge that offers a unique shooting experience. For enthusiasts, the joy of shooting a well-crafted, smooth-operating pump-action shotgun that echoes the quality and tradition of a bygone era is unparalleled. Whether displayed in a collection or taken to the field, the Browning Model 12 in 28GA stands as a beautiful representation of shotgun heritage, marrying classic design with contemporary craftsmanship.   Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Browning Model 12 28GA 26” Pump Action Shotgun MFD 1990 w/ Box
Browning Model 12 28GA 26” Pump Action Shotgun MFD 1990 w/ Box