View Full Version : Is my Shotgun Rare/worth decent money?

January 7, 2011, 01:50 PM
So I went to look at this shotgun yesterday, came home looked it up online, didn't see many pictures of one like mine so I went back and bought it. Is it rare?

Stamped on barrel:

-Winchester Model 1200 Police 12 GA 2 3/4" & 3"-

SERIAL # - L1323039

Here are some pics:


January 7, 2011, 01:55 PM
I'm looking at 14 of the exact same thing right now. But I'm also standing in a sheriffs department. I wouldn't think they are worth much. But yours looks to be in really great shape.

January 7, 2011, 03:14 PM
There's no way to determine the condition of your gun from the pics. It's probably a police turn-in: did it age out or was it worn out? One down side of stainless guns is a dealer can easily make a group of them look like new with quick re-blast.

January 7, 2011, 03:27 PM
In my area - I don't see a lot of them - but they aren't rare either ....and pricing on them is around $ 75 - $ 125 / in very good condition maybe $ 200 tops..

but the finish on your gun ....doesn't have much patina on it ...and that isn't typical based on what I've seen. I'm wondering if someone polished it / or if its just the photo...

You didn't say what you paid for it ??

January 7, 2011, 03:57 PM
I paid $275 for it. I have seen two other people on the web asking $600 for theirs.

The finish on the gun isnt in great shape, the flash minimized it because its so bright. So i would guess its original.

January 7, 2011, 04:39 PM
Wow, that's way more than what I see them selling for in my area ....so I don't know what to tell you .....

But if you like the gun ..it doesn't matter..

January 7, 2011, 04:55 PM
1200s were never meant to be expensive, not built as tough as the 12s and old 96s. The 1300s were made a little better but I think the 870 in a wingmaster may be the best bet for older used shotguns and the marine model is a keeper.

Lee Lapin
January 7, 2011, 11:04 PM
See if this guy wants another one for the bargain price of only $1000, so he can resell it...

Here's one at a starting bid of only $999...

Seems some people out there are really impressed with them, anyway.



January 7, 2011, 11:09 PM
I have seen two other people on the web asking $600 for theirs.

The ask doesn't mean much, the bid on the other hand does.

January 8, 2011, 10:00 AM
The ask doesn't mean much, the bid on the other hand does.

Not necessarily. Ever hear of a 'shill'?

Hawg Haggen
January 8, 2011, 10:12 AM
Start up bid doesn't mean anything. What it sells for is a decent indicator but then some people get caught up in auctions and pay more than what something is worth.