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Model 12 Question - Model 1912 Trap?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by bobcatv, Sep 29, 2007.

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  1. bobcatv

    bobcatv TS Member

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    I recently saw a Model 12 that has a barrel stamped 1912. Was the Model 12 stamped with the "TRAP" on the receiver made with the barrel stamped 1912? It has a rib and duck bill rib. It also has matching serial numbers on the receiver and barrel, but the s/n on the barrel is very faint which may be due to it being created later with a different forend?...The gun is for sale and I want to make sure it's not a made up "TRAP".

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     
  2. Timbob44

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    Two dogs is correct. I do not belive Winchester made a trap in 1912. If you post the s/n someone may be able to help you with a build date. Thanks,Tim
     
  3. Big Dave

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    The first few years of production the Model 12 was called the Model 1912.

    DB
     
  4. bobcatv

    bobcatv TS Member

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    It is a 2 pin with a very thin forend compared to later model 12's. I'll track down the serial number today for checking the build date.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  5. winchesterm12

    winchesterm12 TS Member

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    Chances are it's not a factory rib. The 2 pin milled vent rib wasn't introduced until the early 20's though you will see a few that were made as early as 1919 which was after winchester changed the model to winchester model 12 from 1912 they are the same guns just different stamping. Simmons and others would install duckbill style ribs that looked similar to the factory duckbill rib but if installed on a field gun the groove in the top of the receiver or matting on top of the receiver would be visable under the duckbill. The very early trap and tournament grade guns had solid ribs untill 1919 when you started to see both solid and 2 pin ribs




    pumpgunner
     
  6. oldgahchamp

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    I once owned a mod 12 Black Diamond. Date of mfg was 1914. SN# 48xxx It was a solid rib, stamped "TRAP". Larry Evans
     
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