Winchester Model 12 Riot Gun M12 1912 12 GA 20 3/4″ CYL Shotgun 1961 C&R

SOLD FOR: $1074.99

LSB#: 220112VH006

Make: Winchester

Model: 12 Riot

Serial Number: 1868612

Year of Manufacture: 1961

Gauge: 12 Gauge, 2 ¾” 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.” and “MODEL 12 – 12 GA – 2 3/4 CHAM. / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / CYL.”. The top of the barrel and receiver each have an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the barrel extension and receiver are marked with the serial number. The magazine and receiver extension have indexing arrows.

Barrel Length: 20 3/4″

Choke: Fixed Cylinder

Sights / Optics: There is a brass bead mounted at the front of the barrel and the top of the receiver has a shallow channel for a sighting plane. The top of the receiver is serrated to reduce glare.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece walnut with grooved forend, flat-bottom pistol grip, straight comb, and checkered black plastic buttplate. There are a few scattered dings into the wood, most noticeable on the left side of the buttstock on the wrist and down by the toe. There are some scattered compressions and draglines. There are a few little nicks. There are some areas of uneven finish and pooled finish on the comb. There are some spots of finish loss on the buttstock along the rear edge. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate is slightly proud to the buttstock and has some scattered little nicks, compressions, and some wear at the toe. 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 but there are a few light tool marks at the muzzle.

Overall Condition: This shotgun retains approximately 90% of its metal finish. The muzzle has some wear. There are some scattered spots of oxidation on the receiver. There are some spots of erosion on the receiver, the most noticeable wear on the receiver is on the top. There are some little scratches and scuffs on the barrel. The barrel has some patches of finish loss from previous oxidation and some spots of erosion, the most noticeable are on the top at the front and on the left side at about the front of the forend. The left side of the magazine tube and magtube bracket also have some light surface oxidation and discoloration from previous oxidation. There is some standard 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. 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. With forged and machined steel parts, the ultimate reason for discontinuation of the Model 12 in 1964 was that it was simply too expensive to produce at a competitive price. When the money talks, the people listen. The primary competition at this time came from the much less expensive Remington Model 870, which had been introduced in 1950. This Model 12 is a 12 gauge riot gun with a Cylinder bore and a 20 3/4″ barrel. This will be a nice shooter for one lucky winner. Please see our pictures and good luck!

Winchester Model 12 Riot Gun M12 1912 12 GA 20 3/4" CYL Shotgun 1961 C&R
Winchester Model 12 Riot Gun M12 1912 12 GA 20 3/4″ CYL Shotgun 1961 C&R