Sold For: $5725
Model: 12, Angelo Bee Pigeon Up-Grade
Serial Number: 1144070
Year of Manufacture: 1948
Gauge: 20 Gauge, 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Pump Action, Tubular Magazine Fed Takedown Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-“, “-WINCHESTER- / -TRADE MARK-” and “MODEL 12 – 20 GA. -2 3/4 CHAM. / FULL”. The top of the barrel at the rear to the left of the rib and the top of the receiver at the front each have an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver and barrel extension are marked “1144070”. The bottom of the barrel has been engraved with a pigeon. The receiver and barrel extension have been engraved by Angelo Bee with 12-2 pattern Pigeon Grade engraving with hunting scenes on each side and gold borders on the receiver flats.
Barrel Length: 28”, Solid Rib
Choke: Full, Fixed
Sights / Optics: There is a silver-colored bead at the front of the rib. The top of the rib and receiver are serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are Wenic custom two piece checkered select walnut with extended slide handle, capped pistol grip, monte carlo comb and checkered black hard rubber Winchester buttplate. The stocks have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has scattered light wear with well defined checkering and lettering. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition as not original to the gun.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Refinished, original to engraving.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few scattered minor marks. The action has light operational wear, most notable on the magazine tube and the jeweled bolt. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. Overall, this shotgun is in about Fine-Excellent condition as up-graded.
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: Included is a serial-matching Certificate of Authenticity signed by Angelo Bee.