SOLD FOR: $1,001.00
Serial Number: 1882011
Year of Manufacture: 1961
Gauge: 16 Gauge, 2 3/4” Shells
Action Type: Pump Action, Tubular Magazine Fed Takedown Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / MADE IN U.S.A.”, “-MODEL 12-16GA.-2 3/4 CHAM- / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL- / MOD”. The top of the barrel and top of the receiver are marked with an Oval “WP” proof. The receiver extension and bottom of the receiver are marked with the serial number, the underside of the extension and magazine tube have indexing arrows.
Barrel Length: 28”
Choke: Modified, Fixed
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a silver-colored bead at the muzzle.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece walnut set. The forend has vertical grooves for traction and tapers slightly at the rear, moreso at the front. The buttstock has a flat-bottom pistol grip, straight comb and checkered black hard rubber Winchester buttplate. The stocks have some scattered light compressions, nicks and handling marks, mostly along the belly and the front of the grip. There are a few areas of thinning finish, most notably the right of the forend. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some minor wear and a few spots of light residue with well defined checkering and lettering, in about Very Good-Fine condition. The stocks rate in about Very Good-plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. The barrel has a few scattered minor marks. The magazine tube, action bar, lifter and bolt have light operational wear. The lifter and bolt show very minor discoloration from oxidation in their otherwise bright finish. The receiver and barrel extension have lightly thinning finish at most edges. The receiver has a few other scattered light marks including at the front edge from reassembly, light wear along the top of the left flat and some very faint freckling in the left flat. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The right magazine bracket screw is missing. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes with a notarized letter from Paul Walker, Sr. confirming that it came from the collection of Paul Walker.
Our Assessment: This pistol comes from the collection of the late actor Paul Walker, best known for his role in The Fast and The Furious movie franchise. This 1961 made Winchester Model 12 looks quite nice with the great majority of its original finish, clear markings and matching serial numbers on the receiver and barrel assembly. With its 28″ Modified choked barrel, 2 3/4″ chamber, and 16 gauge chambering, it ought to be able to make a fine upland bird gun. With its high condition and distinguished previous owner, it would also make a great collector piece for the lucky winner. Please see our pictures and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible shotgun can be transferred in California. All C&R and Modern firearms sold to CA residents must be DROSd. This section does not apply to out of state residents.