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Looking for a good Win Model 12 Manual

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There are a few different ones out there. I’m looking for one with at least enough detail to take down the trigger group for cleaning & maintenance. Just hate to guess on a good one.

Also, any opinions on the AGI Technical Manual & Armorer’s Course CD ($40 on eBay)?

TIA,

Tom
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Tom,

The factory manual that came in a "Box" Model 12 was general operation of the shotgun. I had a 1950 parts and repair manual years ago that I sold to another collector while it was more detailed not equal to inside factory manual used by gunsmiths @ New Haven. I owned bunches of model 12's never had a reason to strip the trigger group, EVER. General cleaning can be done with solvent, tooth brush and pipe cleaners. Suggest searching You Tube if their is a VID to fit your needs over the $40 armorer's video.

If you plan to replace firing pins, extractors and springs and take up ring on front assembly then maybe the extra armorer's vid might be a savings?
 

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I bought the pdf download of a Model 42 takedown manual reprint from these guys. It’s a lot of old hand drawings in my case but it was very good info for about $10. You can also buy a hard copy instead if you search “12” on the site and scroll to Winchester model 12.
 

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Find a reference library that has

BROWNELLS ENCYCLOPEDIA of Modern Firearms

Copy the instructions on the model 12 out of this book. It is one of the best resources ever.

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See if you can find a copy of The Gun Digest Book of FIREARMS ASSEMBLY/DISASSEMBLY
Part V: Shotguns Second Edition by J.B. Wood
There are detailed instructions for Model 12 disassembly/assembly, including the trigger group. There are instructions for many other shotguns, too.
 

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Thanks again for all of the input. Just to close the loop, I did order two books. The one with the yellow cover was helpful - much of the content was taken from military manuals. The Winchester one (blue cover) is extremely comprehensive & detailed - a better choice in my opinion.

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