This is my first post on this forum so hang with me!
I purchased a used 12 GA in about 1964 for quail huntingand have always called it a skeet grade, but after some research mainly thru the GUN TRADERS Guide copyright 1994 it looks a lot more like a Pigeon grade skeet made on special order.
Below are specifications on the above!
#18xxxxx Mfg date 1961
26" barrel, vent rib Marked WS-1
Engine turned breach bolt & Carrier
Very high grade black walnut stock and extension slide handle
Fancy checkerd stock
Slide handle not checkerd but has grove front to back on both sides about finger size.
Front sight red ball and silver ball on 5th vent back
Butt is white line rubber just like picture
Obviously, the slide handle does not sound right. could it be a special order or replacement?
I have always thought there had to be an engraved pigeon on the gun but the book description says they were made on special order with finer finish, hand smoothed,engine turned bolt and carrier and high grade walnut. Fancy checkering to individual specs. Engraving or carving at additional cost.
Just wondering if this is my quail gun.
Looking forward to some one to give me a correct identity on my Quail Gun.
(I LOVE MY MODEL 12 REGARDLESS)