SOLD FOR: $805
Model: Model 12 (Model 1912)
Serial Number: 1777818
Year of Manufacture: 1959
Action Type: Pump Action
Markings: The left side of the chamber is marked, “WINCHESTER TRADE MARK MADE IN U.S.A.” , “-MODEL-12-12GA-2¾ CHAM–WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL– FULL”. The bottom of the receiver and mag tube are marked with the serial number “1777818”.
Barrel Length: 30″ Barrel Rib
Choke: Full, Fixed
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a front bead on the top of the barrel rib and another bead mid length on the barrel for alignment. The rib is serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The Stocks are two piece checkered walnut with traditional capped pistol grip. straight comb, rubber buttpad, and checkered pump grip. The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition. There are no chips or cracks. There are some light scratches and compression marks on both the pump grip and buttstock. The checkering is crisp and only slightly dulled.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The smooth bore is bright. There is no visible erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 75% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows thinning on the barrel and receiver. The screw heads are sharp and pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good condition.
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: This pump-action shotgun is an absolute classic and one of the most popular shotguns of all time. The Model 12 has a reputation for being one of the smoothest and most reliable pump-action shotguns ever made. It was first introduced in 1912 and remained in production until 1964.
The Model 12 is available in a variety of gauges, including 12, 16, 20, and 28 gauge, as well as .410 bore. And when it comes to shooting, the Model 12 is a dream. It has a smooth and effortless action that makes it easy to cycle through shells quickly. The trigger is crisp and clean, and the shotgun is accurate and reliable.
Overall, this Winchester Model 12 chambered for 12GA is a classic shotgun that’s stood the test of time. Whether you’re a hunter, a sport shooter, or just a fan of classic firearms, the Model 12 is definitely worth checking out.