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Model 12 Experts?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by larryx, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. larryx

    larryx Member

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    Does anyone know if this is a Winchester factory number? I looked in the George Madis book, he says they numbered some on some guns both stock and forend but he does not give the location. According to the guy I bought it from he claims that his father bought it as an “Upland” version. It’s a 3 pin and looks like a trap gun. The comb height is between the trap and field height.
    I did not have a camera with a macro lens so the photos are blown up. The number is on the toe of the stock just to the left. The actual number is 090-10-6221 size is 3/4” x 1/8”. Could not find a number on the forend.
    I’m going to cut this stock but not if the number is meaningful.
    Larry















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  2. lwr_

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    Someone stamped their Social Security Number into their stock. The 090 prefix means they obtained their SSN in New York.
     
  3. flabigpapa

    flabigpapa Well-Known Member

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    S/S Number of Old Owner..back when it was not the Key to Ones Life.
     
  4. larryx

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    Thanks guys. Its on the way to my gunsmith for a cut and new recoil pad.
     
  5. oldgahchamp

    oldgahchamp Active Member

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    Larry, Ask the guy you bought it from if his Father had that SS number. As for 090 being from NY, I got my SS # in NY many years ago, and it is not even close to 090. Larry Evans
     
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    @Oldgahchamp - New York SSN prefixes range from 050-134. Bet yours falls inbetween that range.

    http://www.mrfa.org/ssn.htm
     
  7. gunut54

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    if that is the original stock and pad you will loose a lot of the guns value by cutting the stock....
     
  8. larryx

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    oldgahchamp: That's not his dads number. The dad bought it from a guy form Millville Gun Club in Wexford PA. That guy bought and sold mostly Winchesters.
    gunut54:
    The bluing on receiver is 50% and some patina the bluing barrel and tube are 80%. (Estimate) If it shoots well for me I am going to sent it to Wright for a tune-up and reblue. It’s just a shooter.
     
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