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How much can I pay for Model 12

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BrowningPotato, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. BrowningPotato

    BrowningPotato TS Member

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    A guy at work has a Model 12 he is looking to sell for $600. It is a field model with a fixed Improved choke. The only things appealing about this gun is it is 95-99% condition (dont have any pictures as of now)perfect bluing etc. Is $600 a fair price for such a gun in this condition?
     
  2. Hawk46

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    In the condition you describe it sounds fair to me - if it's a pre-64, very fair.

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  3. BrowningPotato

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    how will I know if it is a pre-64? What serial numbers should I look for?
     
  4. sterlingworth

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    If the serial number starts with the letter [y] as in y123456 ,then its a post 64.If its as you say,it sounds like a good deal.
     
  5. tcr1146

    tcr1146 Well-Known Member

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    Chump if you pay $600 for field model! I do not care if 95%! Ask how many on here would give you $600 for it and then you will know! Tom Rhoads
     
  6. BrowningPotato

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    Thats why I asked, I know very little about Model 12s but I knew many here would. So sounds like $600 is too much.
     
  7. southjblue

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    $600.00 for a field mdl is too much---I had many field mdls and gave them up because they would jam---I changed ejector springs and did everything possible but they would still jam---We all gave up on them and went to 870's and autos.
    Depends what your looking for---When I'm shooting ducks over decoy's i want a gun that wont jam---I love the mdl 12 and have several for trap but not field mdls---Sorry but thats my opinion---George@SJB---
     
  8. Hawk46

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    My Blue Book shows a field grade pre-64 model 12 in 98% condition at $500. A "Y" gun shows at $550. (surprised me).

    Dave
     
  9. headhunter

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    Go over to Gunbroker.com and see what they are actually selling for.
     
  10. senior smoke

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    I agree with Tom Rhoads.
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  11. Joe Woods

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    98 % is a premium gun, if it had tags & a box .
    But value is in the eyes of the beholder.
    Our field grade M12's do not get the premium they once did.
    But who am I to tell others how to spend there hard earned dollars.
    Enjoy.

    Joe Woods/Ontario
     
  12. BrowningPotato

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    He said it is a 1954 manufacture date but from the responses that still seems too high.

    Thanks for all your help gentlemen.
     
  13. MAL-53

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    Saw one a couple of weeks ago at our club for sale, field grade,no rib, nice shape, pre 64, think he was asking 450.00 for it. Breakemall ML.
     
  14. Jawhawker

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    A few years ago there was a surge in the market with buying of MD12's. At that time even $600 would have been a bit of a stretch unless original box and tags were present. Now the market for these exists that not at a demanding rate. THe $450 mentioned above would be more inline in this market unless the gun has sentimental value.
     
  15. Husky44

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    I seem to buy high and sell low, so the price isn’t a deciding factor. If you like-want the gun make a deal. Guns are a bargain compared to rehab. Imho..
     
  16. Dr.Longshot

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    I believe $600 is too much for a field model 12 unless it has a rib on it, and some after market trap wood. Is it 30"inch or 28" inch? 28" inch less money.
    Should be $250-$350 in good no rust condition.

    I passed like a dumb ass on a field model 12 3 inch magnum 30" Inch full at the gun show 2 weeks ago, I offered $450 but he wanted $475 it was a good deal and it was in good shape, better than average, but I had bought 2 similar guns w/simmons ribs on the at the Missouri Fall handicap for $350 and then went to Wenig and bought 2 sets of their Trap Wood for $275 each and then went back and bought another set for Ray Barnes of Moneymaker, this was 2 years ago.

    I have never seen a model 12 jam up either, their action is smooth like glass.

    Gary Bryant
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  17. larryjk

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    southjblue, two straight is 100% correct. How in the world do you jam a Model 12? I shot one in Nebraska for 22 years (until I left there) and never had jamming problems. I shoot 7 of them and never have jamming problems. Sounds like you never really shot one.
     
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    Improved cylinder choke is a pretty rare bird in this neck of the woods. I've owned alot of Model 12's over the years, but only a handful that were improved cylinder. $600 is all the money, but not that far of a stretch. I've never jammed a Model 12 either.
     
  19. Mdl1261

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    Im with Daddy on this one . Ive shot 12's along time and NEVER had one jam up.Ive hunted alot of Doves with one or two and just didnt happen. As far as the one mark I.C. is NOT a common run of the mill 12 . $450 -550 is in the ball park in 95% cond. What would one pay for a 12 new in the box right now??
    George dont knock it. It could be a closet queen .
     
  20. southjblue

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    Sorry guys but we (4) of us had jamming problems in the duck blinds yrs ago---I'm not saying they would jam all the time but believe me they did---I love mdl 12s I'll post a pic of one of mine---I'm talking rapid fire.If I were he I'd put a box through the field gun in rapid fire and see what happens--When I say jam I mean it would not eject the spent shell,therefore you could not close the action or bring up the nxt shell---Tried many new ejectors and still had same problem---Now if it was just one gun I'd say it's that gun but we had it happen on all---JMO--
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    ---From the pics I think you'll agree I have some knowledge about mdl 12s---
     
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