SOLD FOR: $1630
Serial Number: 13177
Year of Manufacture: 1934
Gauge: .410 3”
Action Type: Pump Action Shotgun, Tubular Magazine, Takedown
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “–WINCHESTER/ PROOF STEEL–MODEL 42–WINCHESTER/TRADE MARK– –.410-3 IN.–” and “FULL” near the receiver. The right side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN U S.A WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO./–NEW HAVEN.CONN.–PATENT PENDING–”. The bottom of the barrel is marked with an arrow pointing towards the muzzle and “13177” near the receiver, and the bottom of the receiver is marked 13177. The top of the barrel to the rear and the top of the receiver to the left of the sight groove are both marked with the “WP” oval proof mark.
Barrel Length: 26″
Sights / Optics: There is a silver bead affixed to the top of the barrel near the muzzle. The top of the receiver is serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are a two-piece walnut with round-bottom grooved side handle, flat-bottom semi-pistol grip, straight comb, and back checkered hard rubber Winchester buttplate. There are minor use and wear marks scattered throughout the stocks. The left side of the stock has a small scratch in the middle and a series of scratches near the buttplate, and the pump has a notable scratch on the left side near the end. The LOP measures 13 3/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows operational wear near the pump, magazine, and in the internals. There is light surface frosting to the finish. Some light thinning along the leading edges. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are sharp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about 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: None
Our Assessment: “The Winchester Model 1912 (also commonly known as the Model 12, or M12) is an internal-hammer pump-action shotgun with an external tube magazine. Popularly named the Perfect Repeater at its introduction, it largely set the standard for pump action shotguns over its 51-year high-rate production life. From August 1912 until first discontinued by Winchester in May 1964, nearly two million Model 12 shotguns were produced in various grades and barrel lengths. Initially chambered for 20 gauge only, the 12 and 16 gauge versions came out in 1913 (first listed in the 1914 catalogs), and the 28 gauge version came out in 1934. A .410 version was never produced; instead, a scaled-down version of the Model 12 known as the Model 42, directly derived from scaled drawings of the Model 12, was produced in .410.”
The successor to the legendary Model 1912, the Model 42 is just as good as its ancestor. Despite its age, this pre-war model functions reliably and will find a home in any collection.