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Model 12 Love at last !!! 28 gage

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by OLD ONE EYE, Nov 6, 2011.

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  1. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    I started shooting in 1962 with a model 12 trap gun cost 226.00 as I recall. I lost that gun in a fire broke my heart. Yesterday 11/5/11 I took my daughter to the dentist and noticed a old gun store on the way. I dropped my daughter off and went back to the store to kill some time while I waited. This is what I found true love at last. It was like a barn find that I didn't think existed anymore I was like a little kid again just yelling ya who at every intersection on the way home my daughter 19 years old thought I was lousing it telling me to calm down. Here she is
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  2. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    That is a real beauty
     
  3. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Buddy, While that is a nice looking gun you are not telling us the complete story? Inquiring minds want to know all of it! :) Regards, Bill
     
  4. Porcupine

    Porcupine Active Member

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    Model 12's that nice don't last long on the market. Good find!

    LA in MA
     
  5. plux001

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    Vey nice! Love my Model 12's! Is that a Simmons rib? Have you shot it?

    Paul
     
  6. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    P3at it looks like a winchester rib it is milled but my other Model 12 3 INCH DUCK HAS A MILLED RIB DONUT POST AND IT IS A OLD style SIMMONS rib says Simmons right on the edge of the rib. Do you still have the 2 barrel set we traded on with the 32 inch barrel?
     
  7. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    Round post, donut base, Winchester proof mark! 28 ga. Ok let's here it! Own up!
     
  8. shrek

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    Good for you Old One Eye

    That is one dandy looking model 12 there.... :)
     
  9. need to shoot more

    need to shoot more Active Member

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    what did you pay?? orginial wood??
     
  10. JohnR

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    I don't care what you paid or if it's original wood, all I can say as a Model 12 lover is WOW!!!!!
     
  11. blaster

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    Thats not a Simmons its a Eubanks.
     
  12. overbored

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    The writing is pantograph not roll die. Custom wood. Looks like a conversion gun. It is a really nice gun. Will be a lot of fun to shoot.

    Hugh
     
  13. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    Hugh, curious as to what you mean by "pantograph not roll die."

    ??
     
  14. lwr_

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    Conversion yes, but nicely done. When you get a chance take the stock off and check the gauge stamp on the end of the receiver. It is usually on the right side. It will tell you the original gauge of the Model 12. Never buy a 28ga without taking the stock off and checking for the original gauge, especially if the owner is claiming it is original.
     
  15. Hitapair

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    Lit, Give Elmer a call, he can tell you all about it! RLR
     
  16. claybrdr

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    Custom wood for sure.
     
  17. RunGunIPSC

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    Offset W in an oval proof marks on the bbl/receiver. A good sign.
     
  18. lwr_

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    Proof stamps can be ordered by anyone: http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=850750&catid=7427

    I agree with Overbored. The lettering on the barrel is not roll stamped. Whoever did the conversion did an excellent job on the lettering, but their technique is not the original roll stamping. It is also possible that the lettering has been deepened and widened by an engraver specializing in restoring lettering. The letters look a little enlarged. It does appear to be a well done conversion. Would like to know who did the work.

    As I mentioned before, always take the stock off before considering a purchase of a 28ga. Check the stamp at the end of the receiver. It will reveal the original gauge. Probably 16ga.

    I would be very surprised to find out if this gun were an original 28ga. Very nice gun, no doubt, but probably not original.
     
  19. eightbore

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    What is the serial number?
     
  20. Almcvey

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    EExcellent Gun, I have a 1938 model with the solid rib,
    the markings on the barrel are not in the same fashion. Yes I have taken the
    stock off and it clearly has 28Ga stamped in the reciever. My dad bought it
    in 1977 and it had been reblued and new wood put on..Regardless you
    have a special M12,
     
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