He carried that gun so much he had worn his hand print into the finish on the pistol grip part of the stock. The Model 12 was made in 1912 and came out to the public in 1914. Since there were only a limited production of them and since the plant closed it's doors in the United States and moved it's production to Japan. The 16 is the most logical of all the gauges. Parts were forged and required extensive, and often complicated, machining to produce them. Usually get a better price that way. Shooting modern shells in the gun is not recommended, and could be detrimental to the gun and the shooter.
When the rules for skeet were drawn up, in 1926, it was decreed that the game would be officially shot with four gauges—12, 20, 28, and. The stock and forearm are checkered and made of select walnut. In 1893 the company introduced a slide-action shotgun designed by Browning. I own an 06, 1930 and 1941 model. I've also seen some very nice 1897s get the barrels cut down and cloned as riot guns.
Additionally, the gun is a Model 1912 and it should be marked accordingly on the barrel. First, last and only time my son ever heard me offer to break both his arms for him if he tried. Here, in this book, we are doing nothing except announcing improving signs of life in a lovely old gauge that deserves to be embraced by all. Its smooth operation and reliability remains legendary among knowledgeable shotgunners. Model 1897 should be marked on the action rails. What is it worth to an individual potential buyer.
They are either combined with a rifle barrel or have excessive drop in a rifle-style stock. This is a tough question because gun values are often predicated more on condition of the firearm, grade, options, etc. I look forward to more like it. Post-war production costs were headed into the stratosphere. From 1912 until first discontinued by Winchester in 1963, nearly two million Model 12 shotguns were produced in various grades and barrel lengths. By the way, my sweet sixteen, although old, did not need reaming.
I bought a reamer for the chamber and forcing cone from Brownells and, with a few minutes of work, have my old partner shooting well again. In 16-gauge, these guns are a pleasure to carry and shoot, and they generally sell for considerably less than a 20 or 28 in comparable condition. There are two models a standard grade and a pigeon grade standard grade exc. All of this came at a price, of course. Another safety feature was incorporated so that the fore-end had to be pushed forward slightly to unlock the bolt before the action could be operated.
Pump- or slide-action long guns have been around for a long time. Start at a and then select one of the a choices. Winchester never got the contracts they wanted and stopped production of the shotgun after only a couple of years 1986 thru the beginning of 1989} because they wanted to make more money on there 1300's. It didn't look cut or if it was they really did a good clean-up job on it. The 16 comes by this patrician image honestly.
In the era of blackpowder cartridge shotguns and rifles, 16-bores were made for hunting big game with solid ball, as well as for fowling. Today the pump shotgun is a pretty utilitarian tool. The fix that Johnson came up with was to simply hide the hammer inside an enclosed and streamlined receiver. Still, if there is a bargain to be had in guns, it is in the 16-gauge pumps from years past—the Winchester Model 12, the Remington Model 31, and the Ithaca Model 37. Popularly-named t … he Perfect Repeater at its introduction, it largely set the standard for pump action shotguns over its 51 year high-rate production life.
The production years listed above must be wrong because I had a Win. Competition shooting eats up huge amounts of ammunition, and there was intense rivalry among Federal, Winchester, and Remington, and several other companies no longer with us, to produce winning loads. Beginning in 1928 some Model 12s came from the factory with a Cutts Compensator, this feature was discontinued in 1954. I haven't seen any in 16 gauge for a long time. Johnson also redesigned the internals. All Model 1912 shotguns 20, 16, and 12 gauge were made with Nickel Steel barrels as standard.
All of these marshal shotguns were available in 12 gauge only. Its antecedents go back centuries. The increasing costs combined with market share loss put the Model 12 on the chopping block during the infamous 1964 reorganization of the Winchester product line. Magazine articles proclaiming the rebirth of the 16 are almost as numerous as those mourning its death. We are always interested in pre-64 Winchester shotguns. I just saw one tonight at a gun shop across town. Riot gun versions—again on special order—came about in 1918 and were produced for the subsequent 45 years.