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Old September 10, 2013, 09:15 AM   #26
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I'd love to find myself a 20 or 16 gauge Model 12 with a modern chamber.

The only problem is, every time I find one for sale, the owner thinks it's made of unicorn farts filled with unobtainium and plated with gold.
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Old September 10, 2013, 02:58 PM   #27
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I found an entire front, barrel and magazine at a gun show to match my gun so I will cut that down into a trench gun and still have the factory front end. Sweet!
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Old September 10, 2013, 04:39 PM   #28
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I'd love to find myself a 20 or 16 gauge Model 12 with a modern chamber.
Whats a modern chamber? 1948? in 16 ga?
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Old September 10, 2013, 07:07 PM   #29
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Shotshells in the years before WWII were often different lengths than todays shells. I believe the common length for 16 gauge was either 2 and 7/16 or 2 and 9/16 inches.

With the Winchester, chambers can often be cut to modern length.
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Old September 11, 2013, 01:52 PM   #30
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My old model 12 I think I got this in 1955 my first shotgun.






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