Winchester Model 12 Tournament 32″ Full 12 Gauge Pump Shotgun, MFD 1919 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1525

LSB#: 210714SH12

Make: Winchester

Model: 12 Tournament

Serial Number: 189955

Year of Manufacture: 1919

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 “NICKEL STEEL”, “TRADE MARK / -WINCHESTER- / REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF. & FGN.”, and “MOD   12-12 GA. FULL”. The top of the barrel to the left of the rib and top of the receiver have ovalled “WP” proofs. The right side of the barrel is marked “MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT. U.S.A.” and with patent dates. The receiver extension and bottom of the receiver are marked with the serial number. The magazine tube and barrel extension have indexing arrows.

Barrel Length: 32”, Solid Rib

Choke: Full, Fixed

Sights / Optics: There is a brass 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 a two piece checkered walnut set with straight grip, straight comb and checkered black hard rubber Winchester buttplate. The stocks have some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches, more in the buttstock than the slide handle. The slide handle has a series of shallow bruises on the right-front. The checkering is well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has minor wear with well defined checkering and lettering. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good-Fine 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 87% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at most edges. There is some wear and minor surface oxidation, mostly on the barrel extension and the front of the receiver. The action shows operational wear, most notable on the magazine tube forward of the forend, from disassembly/assembly. There is wear on the left-front edge of the receiver from the action bar during assembly. There are a few spots of light erosion on the bottom-left of the barrel in front of the magazine tube. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun is in Very Good-plus 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 Tournament gun and has a solid rib on its 32″ Full choke barrel. It has checkered walnut stocks with a straight grip, and looks like it has been a solid trap gun for the last century. It retains the great majority of its original metal finish with light wear in the stocks, a great bore and a strong mechanics. This would make a nice addition to a Winchester collection and would still make for a nice vintage shotgun for trap or hunting. Please see our pictures and good luck!

Winchester Model 12 Tournament 32" Full 12 Gauge Pump Shotgun, MFD 1919 C&R
Winchester Model 12 Tournament 32″ Full 12 Gauge Pump Shotgun, MFD 1919 C&R