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Model 12 eye candy

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Holeinmypattern, Jan 20, 2012.

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  1. Holeinmypattern

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    I just added to my collection. I have had the engraved one for a while. I found the other gun by chance in Texas, and had to have it.
    The guns are two digits apart in serial number. The new one has a factory donut rib and fancy wood. There isnt a mark on the entire gun! Not bad for a couple 99 year old 20 gauges!
     
  2. Bruce Specht

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    Very nice
     
  3. Bob Hawkes

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    Great find. Now you're going to make me look at some numbers. I don't think you'll find any holes in their patterns. :)
     
  4. Holeinmypattern

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    I'm going to take 202 to the club monday and try it out, if it shoots like 200 it will smoke them back to the 27. I got in the habit of carrying a list of my model 12 serial #'s with me in case I run across one that is close in number.

    -john
     
  5. Brian in Oregon

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    Nice. I have a Browning 12 in 20ga. They sure make nice light upland guns.
     
  6. Model12

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    I've got 1930911 a Pigeon trap and was able to find 910 a Trap in the rack at Mid Hudson in NY in 1969. Still have both. Bob
     
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    here's my 1916 m12.sweet gun to shoot.
     
  8. Holeinmypattern

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    The shop that I bought the gun from never said it was a factory rib. In fact I knew it was a simmons from the pics I saw. When the gun showed up, I noticed it had the offset proof marks beside the rib and assumed simmons put it on for the factory. Must have had a factory rib at one time and simmons put a different one on? Thanks for the input Hugh, I learn something everday! I'm glad I just bought a Maddis M12 book, I cant wait for it to show up!
    MillerM12, that is one great looking gun! One of these days I will put some pics of my 1914 maple english stock and my 1915 tiger maple up!
    Good god I love these old model 12's!

    -John
     
  9. fishguts

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    Hey John, c'mon, put those maple stocked guns up, I love the look of maple on a M12.

    Wayne
     
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    A model 12 2 pin I just bought--
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    Another better picture of the wood
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    nice guns!!
     
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    Here is the 1915. Its a Wenig stock i picked out of their bin at the grand 3 years ago. one of these days I will have it checkered.
     
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    1914 birdseye maple. For some reason my pics look washed out. both guns have a nice color to them.
     
  16. millerm12

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    Sweet m12's holeinmypattern
     
  17. W.P.T.

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    There is no such thing as a bad Model 12, just some that are better than others ... I have several and should probably go back and start shooting one again ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
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