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Model 12 for $200

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Sigraph, Feb 19, 2010.

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  1. Sigraph

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    Found a model 12 at a pawn shop yesterday - absolute roughest I've ever seen. It's been drilled and tapped many times for what appears to be scope mounts or some kind of sight. Could be a project gun to restore, but would take a lot of micro-welding and metal finishing. It's not rust pitted anywhere, but looks like it was stored in the bed of a pickup.
    Think it's worth the trouble??
    I hate to admit it, but I feel sorry for the gun - would love to return it to it's original glory. It's a 12 guage field gun - no rib, screw driver and plier marks on it, but the action feels smooth. I don't know a lot about model 12's but have always loved the trap models and conversions.
     
  2. Quack Shot

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    Might be worth $100 for parts.
     
  3. over the hill

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    Ive seen a lot of rough Model 12s, but none that cheap.

    If its not total junk it would be a good home project, as sending it off for restoration would be cost prohibitive. No poly choke I presume.

    Some of this cold bluing on the market looks pretty good if put on properly.

    Regards....Gerald
     
  4. WS-1

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    Sigraph: A guy I know used to have one like yours. He called it "Lucky." Kit
     
  5. eric

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    Cut the barrel to 18" and use it for a "Behind the Door" gun....
     
  6. hoggy

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    Save your money.
     
  7. no5shooter

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    Go for it. I bet it would clean up fine. I've done sillier things, and have a couple decent "salvaged" guns to show for it.
     
  8. Ahab

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    For $200 ... buy it! If nothing else, you could part it out for 4X the money you paid for it!

    OR...

    Weld and refinish the metal, add a rib and trap stock. Then you will have a "custom" Mod12 ... and enjoy shooting it!
     
  9. joegriff

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    I had a simular experence this month. Found a model 12 32" field gun in a local gun store for $280. A little rough, But mechanical sound. When got it home I checked the choke .030 marked "full". Think there were .030 choked model 12's that were marked "full" or is s one opened up? I'm happy with it either way. Just wondering.
     
  10. eightbore

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    The mentioned gun can't be parted out for anywhere near four times the price. You would be lucky to get your money back. There are no marketable parts in a ruined gun. Let someone else buy it.
     
  11. Sigraph

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    went back today - it's gone "CRAP"
     
  12. blackbear-57

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    I have a Winchester M12 I will sell for $275.00 shipped and insured to your FFL. It is a 12 ga. nickel steel, matching 494,xxx serial #, 30" full, no buttstock, 3 holes tapped and partially filled on left side of receiver (approx. 1/8" holes). Buttstock was broken beyond repair when I bought it. Shows honest wear and is tight. Nice forearm. Thanks Steve
     
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