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1936 Model 12???

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by redhawk, Sep 2, 2012.

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  1. redhawk

    redhawk Member

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    Ran across a model 12 serial no. in 1936 range.Gun is marked trap,two pin duck bill.Did they mark guns trap before 1938?
     
  2. bigbore613

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    Yes, they were marked Trap at least as early as 1924. Maybe earlier on Black Diamonds. 1936 serial number range was 686,979 to 720,316. Jeff
     
  3. oldgahchamp

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    My 1914 Black Diamond, sn 48xxx was marked TRAP. Larry Evans
     
  4. JohnR

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    If I remember right they stopped marking them Trap around 1947, someone will chime in that knows for sure.

    JohnR
     
  5. Mapper

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    My old model 12, 2 pin rib, milled receiver, sn278xxx, nickle steel bbl. does not say Trap, but I am pretty sure it is.
     
  6. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    Haven't you answered your own question? Your 1936 gun is marked TRAP, right? Is this the receiver marking or extension marking?
     
  7. redhawk

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    The question arose because of "the Blue Book" note that trap guns were from 1938.
     
  8. TD1958

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    I have a 1921 milled rib trap that isn't marked trap. Kinda makes you wonder what all of the hoopla is about with these guns as even Winchester in all their days of glory didn't do the same thing twice. One would of thought production guns would have been produced alike to save on confusion and keep costs down. maybe thats parts of the reason they couldn't afford to make them anymore. regardless, love the gun Thanks, Tim
     
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