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Joes Custom Guns
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Posted - 10/03/2012 :  11:48:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is the VALUE of an WINCHESTER M-12 HEAVY DUCK 3" 32"SOLID RIB
PIGEON GRADE EXHIBITION GRADE WOOD.
I can not see an mark on the MEATAL or the WOOD so how can it not have been refinished.
SN# on the Receiver 7291XX only a Pigeon on the barrel ext.
no engraving,but the wood is a True knock-out.

Edited by - Bert H. on 10/05/2012 09:12:50 AM

rufe-snow
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Posted - 10/04/2012 :  12:20:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Need quality photos for accurate identification and valuation.

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Joes Custom Guns
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Posted - 10/04/2012 :  12:38:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sure would like to be able to understand those instructions for posting. but I need a tutter.That is to much for me
I do know how to post on auctions and eMail.

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Need quality photos for accurate identification and valuation.

Instructions for posting photos at this link.

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Bert H.
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Posted - 10/05/2012 :  09:11:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joe,

Gut instinct tells me that it is a non-factory original gun. The Heavy Duck Gun, and the Pigeon Grade gun were two completely separate variations of the Model 12. The partial serial number you posted indicates that the gun was manufactured in the Spring of 1936. It is a real rarity to find any Winchester that is virtually like new after nearly 80-years of existence.


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tsr1965
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Posted - 10/05/2012 :  09:39:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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It is a real rarity to find any Winchester that is virtually like new after nearly 80-years of existence.



That hasn't been messed with, that is...

Take a look at these auctions on the otherside...
http://www.GunBroker.com/Auction/BrowseItems.aspx?IncludeSellers=484399


Edited by - tsr1965 on 10/05/2012 09:39:55 AM
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Joes Custom Guns
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Posted - 10/05/2012 :  11:22:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bert:
Thank you for your reply;
On a M-12 can the wood be replaced or up-graded with out cutting the value of the M-12?
and are there any prof marks on the wood of a Factory M-12??
I am sure that if there were any broken parts, that a man would want them replaced,with factory new pats.

Joe

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Joe,

Gut instinct tells me that it is a non-factory original gun. The Heavy Duck Gun, and the Pigeon Grade gun were two completely separate variations of the Model 12. The partial serial number you posted indicates that the gun was manufactured in the Spring of 1936. It is a real rarity to find any Winchester that is virtually like new after nearly 80-years of existence.



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Bert H.
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Posted - 10/05/2012 :  12:18:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Joe,

Anytime that you replace factory original stocks (or other major parts) on a Winchester with something that it did not leave the factory with, it reduces the "collector" value of the gun. Even though the new stocks might be better (nicer) quality wood, it is very rare and difficult to break even on the value. Back in the days past when the Winchester Model 12 was still very popular with competition shooters and hunters, upgrading the wood did add some value. The same can not be said today, as it is the collectors who rule the market for them, and they typically demand factory original guns in high condition and/or rare configurations.

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