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What years were M12 made with Nickel Steel ?

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  1. jdlovejoy4

    jdlovejoy4 Active Member

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    What years did Winchester make guns marked Nickel steel? The model 12 in particular, Thanks Josh
     
  2. over the hill

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    From what ive been told there is no difference in the metal just the markings. The early guns were marked nickel steel, mine is marked Winchester proof steel.

    Im sure someone will give approx. date of marking change.

    Regards Gerald
     
  3. trpshtr2001

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    I know the model 1912 was the ealier Model 12 and they were nickle steel.
     
  4. Bocephas

    Bocephas Well-Known Member

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    1912-1930 were Stainless steel.1931 first year of Winchester Proof.1930 the first semi-beavertail forearm.Two new chokes added 1931 The improved cylinder,and improved Modified.Not sure 1929 could have been the last year of nickle,and 1930 first year of Win.Proof.

    Bocephas
     
  5. jdlovejoy4

    jdlovejoy4 Active Member

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    Thanks Guys
     
  6. onlym12's

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    Bo's got it, I think 1930 was last year for Nickel Steel, 1931 was first year with "Proof" steel. Don't forget about the leftover parts, that had to be used up.

    Thanks, Mike
     
  7. onlym12's

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    Heavy duck's came in 1935.

    Thanks, Mike
     
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