SOLD FOR: $1300
Model: 1200 Stainless Marine
Serial Number: L2017151
Year of Manufacture: 1970s-1980s
Caliber/Gauge: 12 Gauge, Chambered for 2 ¾” and 3” shells
Action Type: Pump Action Shotgun with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “-WINCHESTER ® STAINLESS MARINE 12 GA. 2 ¾ & 3” – / -MADE IN NEW HAVEN CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STAINLESS STEEL-”. The left side of the receiver is marked “L2017151”. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number. The top of the chamber is marked with an ovalled “WP” proof.
Barrel Length: 18”
Choke: Fixed Cylinder
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated ramped base that is fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up “U” notch sight dovetailed into the barrel. The top of the receiver is serrated for glare reduction.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with corn cob style forearm, straight comb, pistol grip, and black rubber Winchester buttpad. There are some scattered light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP is 14″ from the trigger to the buttpad. The pad has light wear, no major defects. Overall, the stocks are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Bright Stainless Steel with Alloy Receiver
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is some minor fouling in the bore.
Overall Condition: The shotgun retains about 98% of its finish. There are a few little draglines and light marks. There are some light handling marks. The markings remain clear. The screwheads are sharp. Overall, this shotgun is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Winchester Model 1200 was introduced in 1964 as a less expensive alternative to the Model 12 which could be price competitive with the Remington 870 which had been introduced in 1951. This is a Stainless Marine Model with an 18″ barrel and a Fixed Cylinder choke. It retains the vast majority of its original finish which is just as eye-catching as it is durable. This is an excellent firearm to add to a Winchester collection that doesn’t have a 1200 yet and would make just as fine a security shotgun as it did the day it left the factory. Please see our photos and good luck!