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10-25-2010, 21:00
I recently aquired this Winchester model 12. Manufactured 1946. It was a real beater, the stock was beat to heck, and the plastic butt plate, while in good shape shrunk badly. The Winchester sported a barrel approximately 27" with a Weaver compensator that has four interchangable chokes.
I disassembled the entire model 12. It was so dirty, full of gunk, and grime. A can of Gun Scrubber, and G96 oil everything came out perfect. I sanded the stock down to fit the butt plate, refinished it with stain, and Tung Oil. The barrel was cut down to 18.25", the crown, and brass bead was done by Mag-Na-Port.

10-25-2010, 21:26
wow that thing is beautiful. i would love to be able to find a shotty like that!

10-26-2010, 11:48
I have a model 12 manufactured in 1958 -

You most likely already know this - :dunno:

You can pull the trigger once - then just hold it back - and pump the action - and it will fire the gun as soon as the action is closed.

Not that this would be a good SD technique - but it is still fun to do once in a while. :supergrin:

10-30-2010, 01:58
nice shotgun.

10-30-2010, 08:48
wow that thing is awesome man.
i have one (made in 1919) but its got a long barrel on it.

10-30-2010, 09:07
Perfect, KISS and deadly. That weapon wins the AI&P Tactical "Two Thumbs and a Pecker Straight up Award"

B Coyote
10-30-2010, 11:44
They just don't build them like that anymore. NICE gun.


10-30-2010, 12:54
Old school is the best school. :thumbsup:

10-30-2010, 13:25
Perfect, KISS and deadly. That weapon wins the AI&P Tactical "Two Thumbs and a Pecker Straight up Award"
WOW, I'm honored! First thing I've ever won. :supergrin:

10-30-2010, 13:38
Since your in Michigan, if you ever to get over to "Right" side of the state around Ludington, bring that with you and we will make the official presentation of the award on the range with some 00 buck shreading some targets.

10-30-2010, 13:58
Great old shotgun! Pride and craftsmanship were key ingredients then.

10-30-2010, 14:07
Absolutely beautiful, :hearts:

10-30-2010, 18:34
I would love to buy something like that for my Father... He has similarly restored some ol' model 97' Winchesters years ago, but some health issue don't really allow this much anymore... That a nice piece of our history, that's something to be proud of...