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Info on Win. Model 12

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Joe Woods, Aug 3, 2012.

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  1. Joe Woods

    Joe Woods Active Member

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    The other night at the Watford Gun Club,Watford,Ontario,Canada a shooter came out with a Win. Model 12 ,definately not a stock gun. It had a vent rib on it
    that looked like it was a Browning Broadway rib. The rib continued all the way back to the back of the receiver. And very wide.
    I think this is the first one I have seen.
    Anyone have any idea about this !!!!


    Joe Woods/Ontario.
  2. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    I think Moneymaker did some like that, also.

    I have a 3inch Mod 12 like that, and was told it was a Moneymaker rib.
  3. acorange

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    Simmons also has [still] a optional wide rib for installation on any shotgun.
  4. Bob Hawkes

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    ExFedex has it. I wonder who did them for Herter's? What an operation they were in their heyday.
  5. W.P.T.

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    There are a lot of 28 inch barrel guns with the wide Broadway type rib that was put on by Simmons ... I know a guy who has one stamped Simmons ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
  6. Simon Engraving

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    hi it is my understanding that herters was the only 1 tyat put the 5/8 rib on. simmons and others only put 1/2" ribs on. friend has the 5/8 rib and was done in the 60s by herters cost was 28.00 still shoots it.
  7. ORG

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    Herter's ribs were done in house by a guy named Rollie Dahnert. This is what one looks like.
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  8. Jawhawker

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    Joe, there was one here for sale if you'd like your own. Let me know as Iam probably taking off monday night.
  9. Bob Hawkes

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    ORG, the Herter's rib I'd seen was 5/8" wide and came back completely over the receiver. So many years ago I can't remember for sure, I think it was on a model 12. Interesting to find they did them in house though. Those were fun times in shot gunning. I also bought some of their stocks and finishing kits.Of course in those days you were doing something productive in your spare time instead of sitting here. :)
  10. cjkostic

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    Deja vu!!!! I took some photos yesterday of my newly-refurbished Model 12. I picked the original gun up last winter, shot it a bit and found it to my liking. There is no name stamped on the rib anywhere. Now I shoot it two nights a week in trap leagues.

    If anyone has a Model 12 witrh the wide rib they'd like to sell, please let me know.
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