Winchester Model 12


Log Number: 33589 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 fire-damaged and restored example from 1958 is a 28 gauge version, which first appeared in 1934. A .410 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.

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History Restored:

  • Refinish buttstock and forend with hand-rubbed oil finish
  • Re-cut checkering to original
  • Install new Winchester recoil pad
  • Polish barrel and magazine tube, hot blue
  • Polish action and parts to correct finish
  • Restore original markings
  • Hot blue receiver and parts to original
  • Gold plate trigger
  • Bolt and carrier jeweling as original

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Log Number 33589



Model 12



Year of Manufacture



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