Is a Winchester Model 12 A good gun?

Is a Winchester Model 12 A good gun?

For much of its production run the Model 12 was the repeating shotgun that all others were judged by. Its smooth operation and reliability remains legendary among knowledgeable shotgunners. The fact that it was more expensive than its competitors meant virtually nothing, but eventually it became the shotgun’s undoing.

What year is Winchester Model 12?

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.

How long is a Winchester Model 12?

The gun has 26″, 28″ or 30″ barrel, and is a 12, or 20 gauge. The stock is deluxe walnut, checkered and pistol grip. You have a Winchester Model 12 ‘Super Field Grade Gun.

Is slam fire illegal?

Because there is no reason for them to be illegal. A shotgun that is designed to fire open breach, fires essentially the same rate as any other shotgun.

What model was the trench gun?

Winchester Model 1897
The Winchester Model 1897, also known as the Model 97, M97, or Trench Gun, is a pump-action shotgun with an external hammer and tube magazine manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. The Model 1897 was an evolution of the Winchester Model 1893 designed by John Browning.

Can a Winchester Model 12 shoot 3 inch shells?

Another fun fact: Not all 3-inch Model 12s have long enough ejection ports to shoot modern 3-inch ammo, as the old roll-crimped 3-inch paper shells were a little shorter than ours today.

What ammo does a Winchester Model 12 take?

The majority of “modern” Model 12 shotguns manufactured after 1927 were chambered for 2¾-inch shotgun shells only, although some specialized models such as the Heavy Duck Gun Model 12 were chambered for 3″ Super Speed and Super X shells (basically a 3″ magnum).

What’s wrong with a Winchester Model 1200?

Nothing wrong with the 1200, great shotgun. My 1200 was about $150 from my local gun store years ago. The LGS acquired a crate of unused 1200s from a western state police armory when a change was made to a different shotgun. The 1200 had a small, engraved, numbered metal tag on the stock indicating it belonged to the state police.

How good is the Winchester Model 12 pump shotgun?

The Model 12 was extremely reliable and built to last. Many are still in regular use today, although the Model 12 is also popular with Winchester collectors. A total of over 2,000,000 Model 12’s were built during its long production run. Even so, the Model 12 has probably increased in value more than any other regular production pump shotgun.

Is the Winchester Model 1897 slide action shotgun underrated?

It is hard to call the slide action shotgun under rated, for the pump action is the most popular shotgun action in the United States, selling more units than all other actions combined. Long gone are the days of the Winchester Model 1897, my Dad’s first shotgun that he bought with his paper-route money.

What is a Remington Model 1200 pump gun?

The Model 1200 was intended to compete on even footing with the Remington Model 870 pump gun, which had pioneered most of the same production shortcuts. Remington, however, had wisely retained a machined steel receiver for their Model 870.