Winchester Model 12 1912 Skeet 26″ Vent-Rib 12 Ga Pump Action Takedown Shotgun & Box, MFD 1974

SOLD FOR: $1,177.00
LSB#: 
180706JM02

Make: Winchester

Model: 12

Serial Number: Y2020543

Year of Manufacture: 1974

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells

Action Type: Pump Action, Tubular Magazine Fed Takedown Shotgun

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL-12-12 GA. 2 3/4 CHAM. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / SKEET”. There are ovalled “WP” proofs on the top-rear of the barrel and the top-front of the receiver to the left of the rib. The bottom of the receiver and the barrel extension are each marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 26”, Ventilated Rib

Choke: Skeet, Fixed

Sights / Optics: There is a red bead in a base at the front of the rib and a smaller steel mid-bead. The top of the rib is serrated to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered select walnut with extended slide-handle, capped pistol grip, straight comb and checkered black plastic Winchester buttplate. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is sharp. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has no notable wear or damage, in Excellent condition. The stocks are in Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The magazine tube has very light operational wear, otherwise there is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent 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: This shotgun comes in a Winchester cardboard box with serial matching label, an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and hang-tag. The box has scattered light-moderate wear, heaviest at edges and corners and has been repaired/reinforced with tape.

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. It became one of the most popular shotguns of the 20th century with more than two milliion sold in a number of configurations, used by sportsmen, law enforcement and the U.S. Military alike. This example was produced in 1974, during the later years of production, in a Skeet configuration with a shorter 26″ Skeet choked barrel, ventilated rib and attractively figured checkered walnut stocks. The gun is in Excellent condition with just a hint of operating wear on the magazine tube and comes with its original box and manual. This would make a great addition to any collection if you want to keep it in its near-pristine condition but would also make a fine Skeet or hunting shotgun if you’re looking for something with a little more style than a more modern Remington or Mossberg. Please see our photos and good luck!

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.

Winchester Model 12 1912 Skeet 26" Vent-Rib 12 Ga Pump Action Takedown Shotgun & Box, MFD 1974

Winchester Model 12 1912 Skeet 26″ Vent-Rib 12 Ga
Pump Action Takedown Shotgun & Box, MFD 1974