SOLD FOR: $1020
Serial Number: 1950255
Year of Manufacture: 1962
Caliber: 12 Ga. 2 3/4″ Shells
Action Type: Pump Action 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- / CYL”. The top of the barrel at the rear 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 “1950255”. The bottom of the magazine tube and the barrel extension have indexing arrows. There is a sticker on the right of the buttstock marked “Division of Corrections / General Revenue / No 026174”, there is a another sticker in the belly around the sling stud, but its markings are worn and not legible.
Barrel Length: 20″ Nominal, 20 3/4″ Measured
Choke: Cylinder Bore, Fixed
Sights / Optics: There is a silver-colored bead at the front of the barrel. The top of the receiver has a serrated sighting plane.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece walnut with grooved extended slide handle, pistol grip, straight comb and checkered black plastic Winchester buttplate. There are a few thin cracks at the front edge of the wrist at the receiver. There are small losses to each side of the trigger guard. The stocks have some dings, compressions, and draglines, mainly on the buttstock. There are areas of thinning finish. There is wear around the rear edge of the buttstock. The LOP measures 14″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has light wear with well defined checkering and lettering. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 80% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There are scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is scattered minor surface oxidation, mostly in the receiver and magazine tube. The action shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in about Very Good 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 1962. We were not able to determine exactly which state, but it was owned by a Division of Corrections at some point, based on the property sticker on the stock. The Riot configuration was a special order model with a short, Cylinder Bore barrel. For a riot shotgun, it looks like it’s seen standard use but has the majority of its metal finish remaining, a great bore and strong mechanics. This would make a nice addition to a Winchester collection. Please see our pictures and good luck!