.

Estate sale Model 12

BarzilliaBarzillia Member Posts: 21,891 ✭✭✭
edited October 2014 in Ask the Experts
Bert, could give a date for a field grade Model 12 12ga serial 400844 ?

Doggone if it doesn't look 95% + except on the magazine, and although it has a compensator even that doesn't detract.

Although 1897's are still my interest, this is my first Model 12 and I think I will like it.
"Anger has two children -.hope, and courage." Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

"Und es wird nicht hineingehen irgend ein Gemeines und das da Greuel tut und Luge,
sondern die geschrieben sind in dem Lebensbuch des Lammes."

Comments

  • CapnMidnightCapnMidnight Member Posts: 8,520
    edited November -1
    I'm not Bert, but, according to the 3rd edition of The Red Book of Winchester Values, which Bert helped write. The year of manufacture for your model 12 is 1924.
    W.D.
  • Bert H.Bert H. Member, Moderator Posts: 11,274 ******
    edited November -1
    May 1924 to get you a bit closer.
  • BarzilliaBarzillia Member Posts: 21,891 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks !
    "Anger has two children -.hope, and courage." Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

    "Und es wird nicht hineingehen irgend ein Gemeines und das da Greuel tut und Luge,
    sondern die geschrieben sind in dem Lebensbuch des Lammes."
  • 317wc317wc Member Posts: 924 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Barzillia be aware if it is 90 years old and looks that good, it may have been reblued when fitted with the compensator. Not a detractor if you know that going in, and are looking for a shooter only. I'd love to have a nicely redone psuedo- riot gun with oiled walnut stocks and leather military sling.

    Forgot to mention my squirrel and grouse gun is a Model 12 with 28" barrel, modified choke. They are a slick, great handling gun, super classy. I love mine, you can't go wrong with one.
  • BarzilliaBarzillia Member Posts: 21,891 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    No doubt.

    A lot would depend upon where the compensator was installed.

    A lot of things should be consistent to talk about 90% +.

    Some would say a compensator removes any discussion about a higher grade gun.


    But the thing is, the only person who needs to be pleased is me.

    I fully intend to shoot it, so it will not stay in whatever condition it is now, forever.

    Though heathen I may be !
    "Anger has two children -.hope, and courage." Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

    "Und es wird nicht hineingehen irgend ein Gemeines und das da Greuel tut und Luge,
    sondern die geschrieben sind in dem Lebensbuch des Lammes."
  • kannoneerkannoneer Member Posts: 2,548 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Well, what day in May, 1924? Haha...thanks Bert!
  • Bert H.Bert H. Member, Moderator Posts: 11,274 ******
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by kannoneer
    Well, what day in May, 1924? Haha...thanks Bert!


    May 22nd.
Sign In or Register to comment.