Sold For: 2,275
Model: 12 Riot
Serial Number: 1861051
Year of Manufacture: 1961
Gauge: 12 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-12-12 GA-2 3/4 CHAM.- / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL- / RIOT”. The top-front of the receiver has an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the barrel extension and receiver are each marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 20 3/4?
Choke: Cylinder Bore, Fixed
Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead at the front of the barrel. There is a sighting groove on the top of the receiver receiver, serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two piece walnut set with grooved, extended slide handle, pistol grip, straight comb, and checkered black hard rubber Winchester buttplate. The slide handle has minor handling wear with a few light marks and thinning finish at at the rear edge. The buttstock has some scattered light nicks, scratches and scuffs with a more notable ding at the bottom edge of the grip in the front, three bruises behind the grip on the right and a more notable scratch on the left of the grip. 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 light wear at the heel and toe with well defined checkering and lettering. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good 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 finish is lightly thinning at some edges. There are some scattered light nicks and scratches, some on the receiver, but most notable on the right and bottom of the barrel extension. The magazine tube, action bar, bolt and lifter show light operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This shotgun will slam-fire as designed. 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: None.
Our Assessment: The Model 1912 (shortened to Model 12 in 1919) was the next step from the Winchester Model 1897 hammer-fired shotgun, which in turn had evolved from the earlier Winchester Model 1893 shotgun. The Model 12 was designed by Winchester engineer T.C. Johnson, and was based in part on the M1893/97 design by John M. Browning, in that it used a sliding forearm or “pump action” to cycle the mechanism. This example is a 12 Gauge riot gun produced in 1961. The Riot configuration was a special order model and this barrel’s “RIOT” marking is not particularly common, added around 1960 instead of “CYL”. For a riot shotgun, it looks like it’s had a fairly gentle life with the great majority of its metal finish remaining, a great bore and strong mechanics, though the buttstock has taken some wear. This would make a nice addition to a Winchester or collection. If the collectors pass it by, it will still make for a nice home defense shotgun. Please see our pictures and good luck!
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