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Model 12 question on Y model

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Rip12, Oct 4, 2008.

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  1. Rip12

    Rip12 TS Member

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    One of the first guns I fired was a model 12. I have a 1950s heavy duck and a 1927 field. I used my dads trap for some time now thinking about getting one. He and the gun are gone so I have no access to it.

    I recenly shot two model 12 traps and it was like I never stopped shooting them.

    What is different with the Y model 12s?
    Is there a salt stock issue? I have seen some references of this "salt stock" on some guns being sold.
    Information would be helpful on the diffenence.

    For you old timers I am just 33 and love model 12s.

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    The original model 12 were taken out of production in 1964. They were reissued in the early 1970's. 72 I believe, these were the Y models the difference between the two.

    The pre 64's were all machined parts the Y's were stamped parts and some say not worth the trouble I have owned both and never saw a difference on the line. Then again I did not shoot them to the extent that some have.

    Bob Lawless
     
  3. Big Dave

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    In 1964 Winchester officially stopped production of the model 12. They used up the remaining parts for a few years. When they resumed production they prefaced the serial number with the letter Y hence the y series. The salt stock problem was a Browning issue with some of their guns.
     
  4. phirel

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    The original M-12 had a machined receiver. The Y series were first cast and then machined to specifications. All are fine guns. The original M-12 seem to have greater market value.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. cubancigar2000

    cubancigar2000 Well-Known Member

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    don't under estimate the Y models. They have gotten much stronger in value as of late. The last two I sold were $1200 & $1100. I have shot many 12's and there is no difference when shooting. The pre 64's will bring more especially the milled rib guns
     
  6. coyote_198

    coyote_198 TS Member

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    If anybody is interested in a Y model 12, I have one I'd like to sell. E-Mail me at bow377@msn.com and I'll give you the details.
     
  7. bigbore613

    bigbore613 Active Member

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    Salt cured wood affected other manufacturers than just Browning. Weatherby and Winchester along with others bought some wood from the same Major supplier , just not in the same Quantities as Browning. Jeff
     
  8. oleolliedawg

    oleolliedawg Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    Usually much more shootable with a slightly higher impact than earlier models!!
     
  9. KEYBEAR

    KEYBEAR Active Member

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    Buy this Pre-64 Trap for $1,500.00 with a pull and release trigger . This gun has not had a rebule as it has not shot much .
     
  10. coyote_198

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    MARK JOHNSON,I DELETED YOUR E-MAIL,I HIT THE WRONG KEY, PLEASE E-MAIL AGAIN.
     
  11. winchesterm12

    winchesterm12 TS Member

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    I also have a Y model that I would sell $800 and shipping email me for pics and details
     
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