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srt 10 jimbo
March 9, 2009, 12:51 PM
How many peeps still got the old winchester model 12"s I got one in 16 gauge.:)

March 9, 2009, 12:53 PM
I'm a Model-12 owner wannabe.

March 9, 2009, 02:39 PM
I don't have one, but I finally got my neighbor out shooting trap with me last weekend. His is a 1952 12ga plain barrel mod choke that his father purchased while he was in Korea. I got to shoot a few shells from his gun and wow was it a smooth action. I let him shoot a few from my Wingmaster and he said it sort of felt like his model 12 if it was full of sand.

It took almost a year of pestering him to come with me, but the two rounds he shot were enough to get him back out there next week. These were the first moving targets he's shot at since he quit small game hunting about 25 yrs ago.

I know it's not the same, but since shooting his gun, I've been considering one of the 20 ga Japanese Browning model 12 reproductions.

March 9, 2009, 02:50 PM
my dad had one all my life. found a dealer in buffalo texas that had seven for sale. bought what i think is the best of the lot for $575.00. going back to buy the 28 guage.

March 9, 2009, 03:15 PM
16 gauge model 12 also...shot my first rabbit with it some years ago, and my kid will shoot their first <insert tasty animal here> with it too.

March 9, 2009, 04:48 PM
I've got one my dad bought new in 53.

March 11, 2009, 08:36 PM
16ga model 12....I grew up from 13 to today with that gun.

March 11, 2009, 08:47 PM
I have my father-in-law's (deceased) 12 & 16 Model 12's. The 16 gauge has never been fired.

March 11, 2009, 09:26 PM
Model 12? Everyone should have one.......or five.

.300 Weatherby Mag
March 11, 2009, 10:26 PM
I'm in the club.. Now I just need to find a 28 gauge....

March 11, 2009, 10:50 PM
I have one Model 12...and a Model 25, which is the non-takedown version. Both 12 ga. Both great guns.

March 11, 2009, 11:09 PM
I got on my favorite clay pidgen shooter. As far as i know it was my grandfathers from way back, still such a fun gun.

March 11, 2009, 11:21 PM
16ga model 12....I grew up from 13 to today with that gun.

Me too. My favorite small game bird gun.

March 11, 2009, 11:31 PM
Sold my 16 ga Model 12 and A5 to my brother after I got divorced 20 years ago. He still reminds me, though. But that's OK, I got me another in 20 ga.

March 12, 2009, 06:28 AM
My Model 12 was made in 1953 and has a custom checkered walnut forearm and stock, factory ventilated rib and a factory polychoke. My dad was a big dove and duck gunter. He gave it to me when I was a teenager sometime in the late 1960's. He had three Model 12's and each son got one and our sister got the Ithica Model 37.

March 12, 2009, 11:26 AM
I have one. Made in 1927 - beautiful, and shoots like a dream. It is a designated trap gun. I hardly shoot it anymore though, as I am nervous about dropping it or otherwise damaging it.

srt 10 jimbo
March 12, 2009, 06:48 PM
Thats the great thing about an old gun. The Story's behind it.:)

March 15, 2009, 11:56 PM
I'm in the club.. Now I just need to find a 28 gauge....
Good luck, you're not alone in your quest of a M-12 28-ga.

March 16, 2009, 01:47 AM
The 28ga is the only one I don't have. I just can't bring myself to spend the money. I WILL have one before I check out.