SOLD FOR: $2913
Serial Number: 1377520
Year of Manufacture: 1953
Gauge: 12 Ga. 2 3/4”
Action Type: Pump Action Shotgun, Hammerless, Takedown
Markings: The underside of the barrel extension and receiver are marked “1315619”. The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER / TRADE MARK / MADE IN U.S.A. MODEL 12- 12 GA. 2 ¾” CHAM. / WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / MOD”. There is a Pigeon on the receiver extension and the frame has been beautifully engraved in a factory style.
Barrel Length: 28”
Sights / Optics: This shotgun is mounted with a single bead at the muzzle.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are beautifully upgraded, checkered and finished pieces. There is hardly and wear to speak of and the pictures speak for themselves. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the soft Winchester recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates a 9 out of 10 for the age
Overall Condition: This shotgun shows only slight surface marking to the beautifully applied new finish. The screw heads are good. The factory markings are a little soft, the engraving is crisp and gorgeous. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions properly. 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 known as the Model 12, is a pump-action shotgun that was produced by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company from 1912 until 1964. The development of the Model 1912 began in the early 20th century, as Winchester sought to create a new shotgun that would be an improvement over their existing models.
The design of the Model 1912 was the work of T.C. Johnson, who was Winchester’s chief engineer at the time. Johnson’s goal was to create a shotgun that was more reliable, easier to use, and faster to reload than existing models. He accomplished this by designing a pump-action mechanism that was smoother and more efficient than previous designs, and by using stronger materials to improve the shotgun’s durability.
The Model 1912 was initially offered in 20-gauge and 12-gauge versions, and later expanded to include 16-gauge and 28-gauge options. It featured a 5-round tubular magazine, and could be loaded and unloaded through the ejection port on the right side of the receiver. The shotgun was also designed to be disassembled easily for cleaning and maintenance.
Over the years, the Model 1912 underwent a number of minor changes and improvements, including changes to the barrel length, stock design, and choke options. It was used extensively by hunters, sportsmen, and military forces during both World War I and World War II. Although production of the Model 1912 ceased in 1964, it remains a popular and highly regarded shotgun among collectors and enthusiasts today.
Whether a safe queen or a head turner at the range, this beautiful Model 12 speaks for itself.
Good luck bidding!