Winchester Model 12


Log Number: 37037 Category:


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Labeled “The Perfect Repeater” at its introduction, the Winchester Model 12 set the standard for pump action shotguns over its 51-production life. The T.C Johnson-penned innovation was the next step from the John M. Browning’s Winchester Model 1897 hammer-fired shotgun.

Initially chambered for 20 gauge only, the 12 and 16 gauge versions came out in 1913. This restored example from 1927 is a 12 gauge version. A .410 bore version of the Model 12 known as the Model 42, directly derived from scaled drawings of the Model 12.

The Model 1912 (later changed to Model 12 in 1919) served millions of sportsmen over its lifespan. It also served the American military, having been into service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Restoration Highlights:

  • Reshape third-party stock to resemble original Winchester Model 12 buttstock
  • Install Winchester branded recoil pad
  • Soak forend to remove excess oil and lighten stains, stabilize cracks in forend, hand-rubbed red oil finish
  • Checker wrist with Winchester pattern checkering
  • Polish barrel and magazine tube, restore original markings
  • Rust blue barrel and magazine tube
  • Polish receiver parts to period-correct finish, restore original markings
  • Charcoal blue receiver and parts

“It is my fixed conviction that if a parent can give his children a passionate and wholesome devotion to the outdoors, the fact that he cannot leave each of them a fortune does not really matter so much.”

Archibald Rutledge

An American Hunter

Additional information

Log Number 37037



Model 12



Year of Manufacture



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