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5 years ago #1
Guest
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Looking to find out the age and approximate value of the following: WINCHESTER MODEL 1200-12 GA - 2 3/4 CHAM. Winchester Proof Steel RIOT S/N 416688.

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5 years ago #2
Bert H.
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Hello,

Winchester never released any of the serial number lists for the Model 1200, consequently it is not possible to determine an exact date of manufacture. That stated, the Model 1200 was introduced in 1964 and was discontinued when Winchester ceased manufacturing firearms in January of 1981. When the U.S. Repeating Arms Co. acquired the former Winchester Arms New Haven factory, they did not continue the manufacture of the Model 1200.

Typical value for a used Model 1200 is in the $200 - $250 range.

Bert H.

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4 years ago #3
Tom
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What if you have one never been shot brand new from the late 70's

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3 years ago #4
dno440
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I wanted to know the value of my 1200 winchester 12 GA also it also says Winchoke tm below it at is a pump action so the main difference is that I was told it was one of the last in production and it does have a serial number on it; it is L1242802 do you know what my shotgun is worth?

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3 years ago #5
RPD
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bought new in 1969

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3 years ago #6
1200
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does a chock on winchester 1200 mather on the value on used price

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3 years ago #7
ddeviney
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Thank you for your reply and knowledge on my Winchester 1200. I just gave $150.00 for it because is was in excellent condition and for some reason I just wanted it. Guess because of having a Browning Sweet 16 as my first shotgun in the mid 60's I think. Hope I can find some ammunition for it now, LOL. Thanks again,
D.E.A.D.

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3 years ago #8
skaterbabe81
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I would like to know the serial # your Winchester Model 1200 that you bought in 1969. I have the same gun with the serial # of L986004 and am trying to roughly date it.

Thanks,
Alison

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3 years ago #9
bkmeis
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I just purchased a 1200 with a S/N of 182747. This one falls into the category of "no data released". However, if you don't already have this, you may enjoy the info. This identifies manufacturing years for those S/N's starting with "L".

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3 years ago #10
bkmeis
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File did not go through...here it is.

File Attachment:
File Name: Winchester_Manufacture_Dates_by_Year.pdf
File Size: 467503
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3 years ago #11
skaterbabe81
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Thank you so much!

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2 years ago #12
John O
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Thanks for adding that PDF. I found out my 1200 was made between 81 & 82. It's one of the only things my dad gave me when I was younger.

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2 years ago #13
bkmeis
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I'm glad I could be of help. My first gun from Pops means alot to me as well.

Cheers

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2 years ago #14
bkmeis
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My 1200 is one of my fav's.

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2 years ago #15
Cody
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How much are they worth?

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2 years ago #16
DJ
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I have a mod. 1200 with "Riot" on 18" barrel that I bought new in 1964-65. Ser. # 4305*. This may help date it.

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2 years ago #17
Matt
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I have a Winchester Model 1200 that my father in law gave me. It came with the original warranty and date of sale (1966)
The serial number is: 248663

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2 years ago #18
bkmeis
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I'd love to see some pics, Matt. Share...

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2 years ago #19
Matt
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There it is with my browning BPS (top)

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2 years ago #20
bkmeis
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That looks like the beginning of a fine arsenal - or collectors cage. Thanks for sharing. Anyone else proud of their 1200's?!

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2 years ago #21
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I am, but would like to find a rifled barrel so I can shoot sabots here in SE PA, no rifles allowed... IS there such a barrel on the market?

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2 years ago #22
Matt
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Apparently Winchester 120, 1200 and 1300 barrels are interchangeable. I don't know if you can get a rifled barrel but you could shoot rifled slugs. I've heard people say you can get impressive groupings at 50 yards.
I would like to get a barrel for my 1200 as well as it's a 30" full choke barrel and in Ontario (probably other places too) you have to use steel shot to hunt waterfowl. I've been advised by Winchester not to shoot steel shot in that barrel, also I'd like the option of shooting rifled slugs, also not possible with full choke. If anyone knows of a deal I would be interested as well

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2 years ago #23
Rob
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I spent 1 and a half years fighting my Stepmonster in a legal battle to get my dads 1200 after he died, it's the first gun I ever shot and he taught me how to hunt with it, it was also given to him by his father, his gun has more value to me than any dollar amount you could put on it!

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1 year ago #24
12 GA
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Yes, both smooth bore and rifled bores. On sale on eBay often

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1 year ago #25
Big John
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If serial starts with an l it will be 1972 or latter.
they started with serial 100,000 on production of the 1200 models in 1964. for the 12 / 16 and 20 guages.
I have one I am thinking of selling. My uncle bought in in 1964 it's serial number is 108200.

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1 year ago #26
bkmeis
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That is some nice clean work, BJ. Is that original?

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1 year ago #27
Big John
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No I hadn't noticed the picture. Sorry for that. I was looking for the 1200 in a 12 GA. to go with my 16 GA. I thought I clicked on my picture of my 16. But this is a picture of a 1200 model But I believe it was sent to me by some one on Armslist. I will post my picture soon it is very clean and I can't say as to wether my Uncle had ever re-stained it or not. But it looks like new for it's age.

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1 year ago #28
Mr. Earl Edmond
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I have a Winchester Model 1200 Serial 2 3/4 Cham 12 GGA. So don't tell me Winchester did not make this gun. It is right on the barrell.

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1 year ago #29
Bert H.
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Mr. Earl Edmond wrote:
I have a Winchester Model 1200 Serial 2 3/4 Cham 12 GGA. So don't tell me Winchester did not make this gun. It is right on the barrell.


Nobody has claimed that they were not made by Winchester... try reading the entire topic string!
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1 year ago #30
Xploder
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Here in Michigan, you can buy a Winchester Model 1200 for less then $200 brand new. Most gun stores should have them as they seem to be a big seller for home defense - a lot of people cut the barrel down to 18" rather than try and find one for a reasonable price online.

On a side note, I've been looking for a heat shield/bayonet lug combo that was standard issue for the Model 1200 during the Vietnam war. If anyone has any leads for one at a reasonable price, please post it here. Thanks in advance!

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