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Old November 14, 2008, 11:40 PM   #1
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My "new" Winchester Model 12

Picked this up today for $300. Alot of the blue is gone but there is no corrosion, the bore is clean and shiney and the mechanics are good. It was used, but not abused.

According to a serial number search it was manufactured in 1955. It just screams 1950's doesn't it? I'm not big on sporting shotguns, but this one caught my fancy.

I've been wanting a Model 12 for awhile. Now I own one. Sorry about the pictures. It isn't a top of the line camera and I'm not much of a photographer.

The polychoke was manufactured by Herters. I would imagine that the vented rib is also an aftermarket accesory. It's my understanding that Winchester did not put on VR's at the factory. IS this correct?
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Old November 15, 2008, 03:05 AM   #2
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Congratulations on your new acquisition!
It's my understanding, Winchester was an early client of Simmons (the inventor of the vent rib). Archive photos show racks of M-12s having vent ribs installed at Simmons. The Simmons is considered the Winchester factory original rib. You can still have Simmons install the same ribs on your M-12, or do a complete restoration.
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Old November 15, 2008, 08:42 AM   #3
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Nice into. thanks.
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