Winchester Model 12 1912 M12 20 GA 28″ IC Pump Action Shotgun 1963 C&R

SOLD FOR: $805.00

WOA#: WY240426DM002

Make: Winchester

Model: 12

Serial Number: 1959035

Year of Manufacture: 1963

Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 3/4” Shells

Action Type: Pump Action, Tubular Magazine Fed Takedown Shotgun

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / MADE IN U.S.A.”, and “MODEL 12 – 20 GA – 2 3/4 CHAM. / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / MOD.”. The bottom of the barrel extension and receiver are marked with the serial number. The magazine and receiver extension have indexing arrows. There are ovalled “WP” proofs on the barrel and receiver.

Barrel Length: 28″

Choke: Modified, Fixed

Sights / Optics: There is a silver colored bead fixed to the barrel near the muzzle. The top of the receiver has a serrated sighting plane.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece walnut with a grooved, extended forend, pistol grip, straight comb, and checkered black plastic Winchester buttplate. The stocks have some light nicks and scratches, mostly in the slide handle. The buttstock appears to be a replacement. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some shape wear around the edges with well defined checkering and lettering. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good-Fine condition as partially not original to the gun.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright. There is no erosion in the bore, just a little stubborn fouling. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains approximately 85% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There is a patch of wear on the right of the barrel about 4″ from the muzzle. There is some light wear at the rear of the barrel and front of the receiver. There is some light surface oxidation, mostly on the left receiver flat. There are some light nicks, scuffs and scratches. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun will slam-fire as designed. 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 Model 1912 (shortened to Model 12 in 1919) was the next step from the Winchester Model 1897 hammer-fired shotgun, which in turn had evolved from the earlier Winchester Model 1893 shotgun. The Model 12 was designed by Winchester engineer T.C. Johnson, and was based in part on the M1893/97 design by John M. Browning, in that it used a sliding forearm or “pump action” to cycle the mechanism. With forged and machined steel parts, the ultimate reason for discontinuation of the Model 12 in 1964 was that it was simply too expensive to produce at a competitive price. When the money talks, the people listen. The primary competition at this time came from the much less expensive Remington Model 870, which had been introduced in 1950.

This Model 12 is a 20 gauge made in 1963 and has a 28″ barrel. It is from the last year that the Model 12 was produced, though guns would be assembled from parts on hand into the 1970s. The gun shows honest wear consistent with its age and has had its buttstock replaced. It has a bright bore and good mechanics, perfect for your next trip into the field or out to the range. Please see our pictures and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Winchester Model 12 1912 M12 20 GA 28" IC Pump Action Shotgun 1963 C&R
Winchester Model 12 1912 M12 20 GA 28″ IC Pump Action Shotgun 1963 C&R