4 years ago#1
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have a model 12 20 gauge excellent condition whats it worth

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4 years ago#2
Bert H.
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Hello,

We have no idea at this point. Please answer the following questions so that we can provide an informed response;

1. Serial number (used to determine the specific year of manufacture)?
2. Barrel length?
3. Barrel configuration (no rib, or a solid or vent rib)?
4. Choke marking?
5. Variation (e.g. Field, Trap, Skeet, Riot, or Pigeon grade)?
6. Original (factory finish) or refinished?
7. Original butt plate or a recoil pad?
8. Plain (straight grain) walnut stocks, or deluxe grain?

Posting several clear (in focus) close-up pictures of the gun would help as well.

Bert H.

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4 years ago#3
dw
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Hi Bert, I just found this site, seems like a good one. I have a Winchester Model 12 20 gauge with a serial # of 10752. Matching serial # on stock and barrel. From what I can find seems like early 1900's. There is no rib on the barrel, full choke, original butt plate and is in good condition. Has been used for hunting, but not abused. Any help you might have would be very much appreciated.
Thanks,
DW

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4 years ago#4
Bert H.
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Hello DW,

Your gun with serial number 10752 was manufactured in January of 1913. As such, it should be a Model "1912".

The early production Model 1912 20-ga guns were standard with a 25-inch barrel. Additionally, they were factory chambered for a 2-1/2" shell (much shorter than current standards for the 20-ga.).

Over the past number of decades, a fair number of the early Model 1912 guns were either returned to the factory to have the chamber lengthened, or they were modified by gunsmiths to accomodate a 2-3/4" shell. Before the value on your gun can be determined, we need to know the status of the chamber length.

Bert H.

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4 years ago#5
dw
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thanks for the speedy reply bert, it is a 2 3/4" shell length

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4 years ago#6
Bert H.
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DW,

Was it altered by Winchester, or someone else (is it marked "2 3/4" on the bottom of the receiver above the loading port)?

Bert

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4 years ago#7
dw
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HI Bert, It was sent to Winchester for the work. It is marked 2 3/4 inch chamber on the barrel. Matching serial numbers on the stock and the barrel. Thanks!

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4 years ago#8
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OK, that is good news. Is the barrel marked "1912"?

Bert H.

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4 years ago#9
dw
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Hi Bert, yes it is, thanks for your help.

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4 years ago#10
Bert H.
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OK, it appears that you have a factory reworked gun. The value is approximately $750 for a plain jane Field grade gun that is in the 80% graded condition range.

Bert H.

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4 years ago#11
dw
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Thanks Bert, you have been a great help.

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2 years ago#12
Randall likens
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its a 3"chamber

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2 years ago#13
Randall likens
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yes it is marked 1912

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2 years ago#14
Randall likens
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yes it is 1912 with bird dogs on each side

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2 years ago#15
Randall likens
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i have a model 101 sears 20 ga. ma de in 1912 whats its value

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2 years ago#16
Bert H.
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Randall likens wrote:
i have a model 101 sears 20 ga. ma de in 1912 whats its value


Randall,

Winchester was not making guns for Sears in the year 1912, especially a Model 101. I strongly suggest that you start a new topic, and post pictures.

Bert H.
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2 years ago#17
ron
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if my model 12 20 guage was not reworked and still has the original 2 1/2 inch chamber, does that increase value?

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2 years ago#18
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ron wrote:
if my model 12 20 guage was not reworked and still has the original 2 1/2 inch chamber, does that increase value?


Yes.

Bert H.
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1 year ago#19
John Mc
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Model 12 20ga Full 2 3/4" #1099586 95% condition. Deluxe grade(checkered stock). Was sent to Simmons when new and had the rib and Cutts choke installed. I imagine the man was a skeet shooter.

Can you give me a value? Thanks!

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