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Another model 12 value?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by MikeGrahn, Feb 14, 2008.

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  1. MikeGrahn

    MikeGrahn Member

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    I looked at a Model 12 the other day. Original owner Serial no. 1,167,xxx. The old story shot 7 shells killed 5 roosters but this one is legit. Was won at a local townfest in 1958.12ga. 30in. full, plain barrel. This one is as new! I showed it to Pat Laib and he just smiled and said another wore out 12. Didn't ask value. Owner would take $450.00. What do you think? Thanks Mike
     
  2. esoxhunter

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    Mike: If you don't want it contact me at the above email. I will take it. Ed
     
  3. MikeGrahn

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    Thanks Ed. I think thats what I wanted to hear. I'll show your response to the wife, it should help. Mike
     
  4. Gary Waalkes

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    A serial number of 1,167,xxx means a 1948 gun but still, a plain jane model 12 in 12 gauge. Anything less than unfired and in the box is worth less than 400 bucks. The fact that Winchester made something like 2 million model 12s (and most of them are still around) holds the "value" down.
     
  5. winchesterm12

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    Buy it, good clean guns are getting hard to find even field guns. Around this area a 80% field gun will bring that price.
     
  6. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    I'd be a buyer at 450 for sure sound like a nice gun and for my money a great find.
     
  7. MikeGrahn

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    Sorry, my bad the serial no. was 1,761,xxx it's in my safe already. Thanks Mike.
     
  8. Gregg535

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    QUOTE FROM ABOVE --- "Anything less than unfired and in the box is worth less than 400 bucks".

    Man, I would like to shop where you do. Model 12's that I run into that are offered for less than $400 are what might politely be called "rough condition". They often have had the barrel cut short and a nice big fat poly choke installed. Sometime in the past, Jethro would have sanded down the stock and refinished it with spar varnish that he carefully applied with a 5 inch paint brush.

    He won't lose a lot of money buying "as new" condition for $450.
     
  9. Gary Waalkes

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    gregg535, that is the funny thing about wanting to buy an old gun. I advise that you not go to some gun show and just pay the guy whatever he wants. More than 2 million model 12s were made - why would you pay good money for some pos when there is a widow getting ready to sell old charlie's guns?? Do not be enamored by the "pre 64 model 12" thing. Think - 2 million guns were made and most of them are still with us. But if the gun bug bites you and you just gotta get it - go for it. At the $400 level, nobody gets hurt and if you are going to keep the gun, it does not matter if you spend $300 or $600, as long as you are happy as a buyer. But if you want to talk about actual value - that is a different story.
     
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