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Oldie But Goodie: Winchester 1952 Model 12 Custom

Here we have a very unusual shotgun in my collection. It’s A Winchester Model 12 that was manufactured in 1952. It was custom stocked prior to my purchase.

The unusual thing about this particular Model 12 is that it has A Factory 27”, Full Fixed Choked Barrel with Vent Rib…And it is stamped by the Factory. I have never seen a Model 12 with a Factory 27” Fixed Full Choked Barrel Before. Have you?

Any information that you could supply would be greatly appreciated…….

Thanks for looking,

Stu Gabriel (MrGun)



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Might want to check the bore AND choke constriction with a bore gage. Might be a "ho-made skeet/quail gun.........m
 

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merlynstrapguns

Hello there,

I have checked the bore and choke constriction, and they come up to what a Factory Full Choke Should Be....

Thanks for the help,

Stu Gabriel (MrGun)
 

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I saw a 27 Inch full choke Model 12 last week, I too though it had been shortened but it checked out to be a factory full choke M-12




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Gary,

I wonder why there is no information available on these 27" Factory Full Barrels. My research has come up empty on them.

It just seems to be a very odd barrel length for a Factory Full Barrel?

Thanks for the info...

Stu Gabriel (MrGun)
 

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I think you will find this gun was manufactured in late 1952 however not sold until 1953, it was something that was going to be "the big deal" in 1953 but never gained the attention they hoped for. I will try dig up info on how many were produced.


The wood on that gun as you stated is not factory, do you have the factory wood?


That is a very nice gun (as all model 12's are)
It was supposed to be the cross bread between the 26 inch skeet gun and the ever popular 30 inch trap gun.
 

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I think when you measure a Model 12 barrel you are supposed to include the threaded part inside the receiver also. A 30 inch barrel will measure 28 and 3/4 inches if you measure only the length that shows, there's more in the receiver, the threaded end.

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Wayne
 

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No I do not have the original wood. This is the way I purchased the gun. I thought it was a rare piece, but I have not been able to find any information on it. I would really be interested in finding out exactly how many where made. Thank you very much for the information.

Stu Gabriel (MrGun)
 
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