Winchester Model 12 Help Needed
Today I purchased two long guns for $40. One is Remmy Model 512 Sportmaster (Crafted Nov 1941). The other, you guessed it.... a Win Model 12.
I've got some questions that I thought you guys might be able to help me with. I've been on the computer for the last 6 hours researching. Maybe you can help me out or point me in the right direction.
Winchester Model 12:
SN# 405918 (Crafted 1925)
Standard pistol grip stock w/ checkering
Plastic Winchester logo butt plate
No Rib (EDIT)
Barrell (SN#405918) seems shorter than 26" and has a poly choke (single turn)
Condition is probably Fair. It is mechanically sound (although I haven't shot it yet), but has some pitting and surface rust. The furniture is very dark colored and in OK shape. The stock has some small chips and notches.
I don't know enough about blueing and wood finishes to coment on the quality.
My questions are:
1) Do you think the checkering on the stock is a factory upgrade?
2) Do you think the poly choke hurts the value?
3) What could it be worth?
4) If I were to try and clean it up, would you limit the cleaning to just 000 steel wool? Any other suggestions/info/questions/advice?
Thank you in advanced!
Hopefully I can hang around and contribute! I am young, but I really enjoy shooting and guns in general.
Last edited by cheapthrillz; February 25, 2010 at 09:30 AM.