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Good Old Model 12

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dontate, Sep 25, 2010.

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  1. dontate

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    I picked up a Model 12 from a good friend who has had it for many years. He purchased it from a local fellow who is a self taught master gunsmith/tool&die maker. The gun has a custom stock and a fantastic release trigger but what is amazing is that this dust baller was built in 1913! I have a few high dollar trap guns and this gun is every bit as good if not better. They just don't make them like they used to.
     
  2. no5shooter

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    Hmmm. If I had this gun in my safe, I'd be so proud of it I'd post pictures. Just sayin'...
     
  3. rodbuster

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    I agree dontate, I have a round post donut base trap from 1955, and it is just about my favorite gun to shoot. They just don't make 'em like they used to! How about a few pics of that model 12?
     
  4. Tom@eel

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    Something's fishy if this is 12ga. Didn't think 12ga came out until 1914. First 50K M-12 were 16 & 20's. What's the SN of your's?
     
  5. Jawhawker

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    Yup, she's a one of a kind if 12ga and made in 13. But then again you didn't say it was a 12.
     
  6. dontate

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    Correction! Serial # is 60119. According to the chart I have the gun would have been made in 1914 NOT 1913. You guys are the experts on these guns I just like to shoot it. Yes it is a 12 Gauge. Looks like a Simmons rib was added to a field gun. Regardless of the details this old gun is a real shooter!
    Don Tate
     
  7. southjblue

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    Now it starts to make sense---SJB---
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

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    In response to the first 50k 12s being 16 & 20 ga., about 20 years ago I bought a mod 12 Black Diamond, 12 ga.Trap, sn was 488xx. Larry Evans
     
  10. southjblue

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    Larry---Do you still have that gun?---SJB
     
  11. Bruce Specht

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    I have a Mod 12 vintage 1929 and it smokes targets. I rather shoot it than nay of the others
     
  12. dave-320c

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    I have a Model 12 Black Diamond from 1925; hard to miss and smokes the targets.

    My absolute favorite.

    Dave
     
  13. oldgahchamp

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    southjblue, No, I sold that gun to a mod 12 "Hoarder" about 20+ years ago. At one time when we were sitting at his kitchen table drinking a few brewskys, he told me he had about 100 mod 12s and then proceeded to try and locate them in the various hiding places in his house. I will ask atound and see if he is still in the area and if he still has # 488xx. Larry
     
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