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Old September 22, 2005, 02:32 PM   #1
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Winchester 1300 what do you think?

What do you guys think of the Winchester 1300? I am thinking of buying one from a local pawn shop and it will be my first shotgun. It has a light wood finish and It looks almost new inside and out, and has a scope witch I would never use but it is a plus I guess. They are asking $209 for it what do you guys think?
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Old September 22, 2005, 04:28 PM   #2
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I am looking for imput about the gun as far as reliability.
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Old September 22, 2005, 04:46 PM   #3
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I have four home defense shotguns. Two are Mossberg 500s, one is a Winchester 1200, the other a Winchester 1300. The Winnie 1200 is essentially the same as the 1300, but with a 2&3/4 chamber.

My Winchesters have been rock solid reliable. No problems whatsoever. I bought both used at a pawnshop. I gave $59 for the 1200, and $89 for the 1300.


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Old September 22, 2005, 04:58 PM   #4
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Hmm, they really go for that little? Maybe I will have to pass on this deal.
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Old September 22, 2005, 06:16 PM   #5
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Winchester 1300

It's a great shotgun and prices are determined by the market (demand) and the condition of the gun. New ones are around $300.
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Old September 22, 2005, 10:29 PM   #6
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Pawn shops around here are loaded with shotguns
tryed to trade my 1200 nobody even wanted to look at
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Old September 23, 2005, 12:22 PM   #7
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While the Winnies are not my first choice, they,IMO, are good shotguns. Well worth $200, in good condition.
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Old September 23, 2005, 02:45 PM   #8
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Got a new one in TX for $235 a few years ago. Used it in classes and outside - no troubles.
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Old September 23, 2005, 04:00 PM   #9
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Good shotguns...I have had a 1300 28" for hunting for 16 years...the firing pin broke once, but other than that, it had been flawless.

For HD, I would pick up an 870 over a 1300...no question about it for me.
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Old September 23, 2005, 08:18 PM   #10
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Thanks, I bought it today and I will pick it up on Thursday. It is really going to be an all purpose gun just to get me started on shotguns.
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