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M-12 question

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ec90t, Dec 30, 2007.

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  1. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    I have a buddy that is thinking about parting with a 1923 M-12 that is factory ribbed (at least the proof mark is in the right spot). I believe that it is a trap model with really nice wood. What is something like that worth?

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  2. dbcook

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    is it a black diamond gun? original or reblued?
     
  3. ec90t

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    It isn't a Black Diamond. And it still wears the original blueing. I would call the gun 95%. I can't find any metal or wood alterations other than a pad change.

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  4. dbcook

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    is it marked "trap" on the receiver by the serial number? is it a milled rib gun?
     
  5. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    A factory Model 12 does not necessarily have "Trap" stamped on it for it to be an original trap gun. I just sold an original trap that was bought new by a good friend of mine in 1962. (We were the only 2 owners). It had a Monte Carlo stock and was not marked "Trap". There are numerous interesting variations in the Model 12 trap guns. I just purchased one with the "donut" posts under the rib. This also is not marked trap. Just be careful. Lots of counterfeits out there. Ed
     
  6. dbcook

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    later model 12,s are not marked trap or mod 12 trap or standard trap. i believe that mostmilled rib factory model 12,s that are pre ww2 are marked with one of the three variations dwain
     
  7. Hitapair

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    If it was made in 1923, it's a milled rib if it's original.
     
  8. John Stefanowicz

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    sight unseen it's not worth anything to me. give me a description, ser #, photo, and I'll see if it's close to one I "disposed" of 20 years ago, like a fool, and still regret it. Just checked - it was a 1926 pigeon. Nevertheless, I'm interested. Get back to me. Price? - could be anywhere between 500 and 1500, or perhaps more. Thanks, John
     
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