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3 years ago #31
Bert H.
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JamesH wrote:
i have a model 120 ranger 20 gauge pump with a winchoke barrell on it and cant find anything i found the twelves were worth at least 800 in moderate condition but i have no info for mine mine a 20 gauge with a winchoke barrell


James,

The 12-gauge Model 120 Ranger shotguns are not worth $800 even if they are in stone cold Mint condition. If you want to see what people are asking for them (and most are not selling) check the listings on Gunbroker.com... at any given time, there are at least 12 - 18 for listed sale.

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3 years ago #32
TPS
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While there may be a reasonable number of Winchester 120's around. A complete mid to late 1980's Winchester Ranger 120 came with three chokes for a shot shell barrel and a rifled slug barrel. Most of the Gun Broker units are incomplete and beat. A complete Winchester Ranger 120 in nice condition is more in the $300-$400 range in my opinion.

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3 years ago #33
Patrick
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If the gun was produced in New Haven, Connecticut, then it has collector value since only 5000 of three gauges were sold there from 1983-1986.

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3 years ago #34
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Patrick wrote:
If the gun was produced in New Haven, Connecticut, then it has collector value since only 5000 of three gauges were sold there from 1983-1986.


The production number you quoted is not accurate. The actual production number for the Model 120 Ranger is much close to 300,000, and they are not considered rare or collectable by anyone in the Winchester Arms Collectors Association (WACA). Instead, they are viewed for what they were... an inexpensively made alternative to either the Model 1200 or 1300 shotguns.

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3 years ago #35
charles
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Where Can I get a full choke barrel for my model 120 pump shotgun.

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3 years ago #36
atchcook
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Win says the 120 came first then the prettier 1300. only 5000 made cuz they didnt get the gov contract for them , so they only made the 5000 that were used to try to get the contracts. Suposed to be inter changable parts from 120 & 1300, I have both models . I guess ya not only need to tell these guys they are wrong but ya need to get winchester on the phone and tell them how wrong they are. Im sure they would be so happy to find all the 120s you say they made but have no record of. And yes there are collecters paying good for the 120s.

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3 years ago #37
charles
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I have both model 12 and model 120 and have used both to hunt rabbit and
And squirrel with the model 120 is a nice gun but I need a full choke barrel
For it where can I buy one at. Please help.

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3 years ago #38
RayC
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The 120 is a one year only gun, made foe winchesters 120 anav. but not a commerative as such they only made about 5k that year with the bulk being 12g real would is 225 to maybe 300 regardless of what you hear from "ex-spurts" If you had a 20g with both barrels and all factory chokes 1800 - 2200, this is real world, what it would cost to duplicate with the exact same gun not "similar" models.

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2 years ago #39
Sam
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The Winchester 1300 shotgun was first introduced in around 1981, when the US Repeating Arms Company (USRAC) took over production of the 'Winchester' brand guns from the Olin / Winchester Corporation. In fact, the model 1300 was a slightly modified version of the previous Winchester model 1200 shotgun, which was manufactured by Olin / Winchester between 1964 and 1980. The Winchester 120 Ranger was simply a model 1300 which was sold with a cheaper hardwood no thrills stock and fore grip on it. It was not based on the 1200 which would not shoot 3 inch shells. They were manufactured from 1986 till the beginning of 1988 and there were only 5000 made of them and they were targeted at the military and police sales. However thanks to Ducks Unlimited who bought hundreds to give away at dinners they ended up in the civilian market. Also Ford Motor company bought a few to give away with one of their new trucks. The Ford version had a medallion in the stock that said Ford Tough. After the company stopped the production of the model 94 and the 1300 and moved there production to Japan in 2006 values of Winchester rifles increased. The 120 which was the cheapest version of the Winchester shotguns increased the most to collectors due to the limited number of them made. All calibers seem to be going for the same prices. I have seen several go on Guns of America starting at $200 and go up from there. One new in the box 20 gauge sold for 1800 last March on their site. It belonged to a lady from Rockford Illinois who won it at one of the Ducks Unlimited dinners. Myself I purchased one last year in a 12 gauge for my daughter for $350 that was about 90% perfect. Many factors must be looked at when selling the overall condition of the gun. Has it been shot a lot? Is the bluing showing signs of getting thin or pitting? Is the stock and fore grip in good shape? Did it come with two barrels or one and if so what one is it? And most of all they will only bring what people are willing to pay. So there is really no way to answer your question the site at http://www.nmcollector.net/nmguncollector/nmgcIVdBphp/ showed this model going for $1200 if that is any help. You may want to check the Guns of America site and highlight a few and watch to see how they are selling. The way the economy is right now guns should not be selling but Obama has pushed the market values threw the roofThere was only 5000 mad your shotgun serial number meas 87 was the year and the DU is for Ducks Unlimited and the following 4 numbers are for the number out of the 5000 that were made. Don't be a fool and sell this great tool!

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2 years ago #40
charles
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I need to know where I can get a full choke barrel for my model 120 Winchester shotgun please help. Where can I buy one.

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2 years ago #41
charles
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I am looking to buy a model 120 Winchester shotgun 12 ga.

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2 years ago #42
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Check Gunbroker.com, I see them frequently listed for sale.

Bert H.

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2 years ago #43
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charles wrote:
I am looking to buy a model 120 Winchester shotgun 12 ga.


There are almost always at least a dozen of them listed for sale on Gunbroker.com

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2 years ago #44
PJ
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I just bought one for $150

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2 years ago #45
atchcook
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The 120 uses choke tubes, the 1s listed for the 1300 work on the 120 & most parts interchange. I thought all came with tubes so ya can just buy tubes change it to what ya want .

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2 years ago #46
ran
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bull

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2 years ago #47
Bert H.
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ran wrote:
bull


"bull" what?

People like you are cowards at heart. If you truly have something to say, then spell it out. One word responses are typical of a "troll" response.

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2 years ago #48
Pete
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If you bought one new in 1992 it was old stock. It happens all the time I bought a new Model 94 in 1992 and it turned out to have been made in 1984 according to the serial number.

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2 years ago #49
Jeremy
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Hi Burt, you seem very knowledgeable. I have a couple questions to which I hope you are able to reply. I own a Winchester Model 120 (12 ga.), which I received second-hand from a friend. It has only one choke (unknown type, I am NOT familiar with shotguns at all). First question is, do you know what would have came in the box originally (tools, parts, chokes, etc...) that I should re-acquire? Secondly, there are some specifications I'd like to know, to which I cannot find answers (such as weight of the trigger pull, maximum effective range, and maximum total range). Do you know where I might be able to find this info?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

P.S. - Not that my opinion means much, but due to me knowing 2 other people that have a model 120, I'd have to agree with your 300,000 produced vs. the 5,000 some keep saying. 3 people within a 20 mile radius owning the same 'rare' gun just doesn't seem likely, esp since none of us have ever heard of it being rare. Also, anyone who questions the 120 being based on the 1200, should simply look at an image of the 1200, 120, and 1300 and see which ones look the same (or research the production dates, the manual I downloaded from Winchester says for Model 1200/120).
Thanks again.
-Jeremy

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2 years ago #50
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Hello Jeremy,

Finally, another person with some common sense!

I do not know what was in the original box, but I suspect that if you find a catalog showing the Model 1200 and 120 it will list what was provided with the gun.

Your local gunsnmith should be able to test the trigger pull for you. The maximum total and effective range is determined by the specific load you shoot in it, and may be listed on the box of shells.

Bert H.

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2 years ago #51
Jeremy
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Would you mind telling me what year and edition is my Winchester Model 120 (S/N L1699061)? Obviously, mine is not a Ducks Unlimited version, and there is no Ford Tough stamp on it. Based on the explanation use gave, I couldn't figure it out, but I'd love to know the year it was made.

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2 years ago #52
Jeremy
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BTW, my last post is in reply to Sam The Guest, unsure why it didn't make the link.

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2 years ago #53
Martin
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It should be from 1984.

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2 years ago #54
Pat Gordon J.R
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what the value winchester ranger model 120 ga and it is made in new haven

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2 years ago #55
Bert H.
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Hello Pat,

Somewhere in the $150 - $300 range.

Bert H.

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2 years ago #56
CJ
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Hey Bert, just read the all the posts about this particular shotgun. Good stuff. ; )
Anyways, do you know if these peeps saying they got it for $150 are getting the DU Whistler version of the 120 or are they just getting 120's with no engraving? I noticed there are a ton of these for sale online, but have yet to see one like my 120 DU Whistler 120 for sale at the price the regular ones are going for....
Do you know how many of the 120's Ducks unlimited purchased to give away at their banquets? My father got one for me as my first shotgun at a DU banquet in the mid 80's. I keep hearing they were mfg starting in 1986. My whistler 120 serial number starts with 85....possible they started in 1985 or sooner?
We moved from duck country soon after getting it, so it has never been shot and flawless.

Thanks for your time,

CJ

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2 years ago #57
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Hello CJ,

The $150 guns are not the DU version. I do not know how many of them that DU purchased. And Yes, there are a lot of Model 120s for sale... I can usually find at least three dozen of them listed for sale at any given time.

Bert H.

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2 years ago #58
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Hi Bert. A fellow on Armslist just advertised a near mint Winchester Ranger Model 120, It has a Checkered stock, 28 inch vented barrel, with winchoke and optical red sight. I just bought it for $200.00 and picked it up today Jan 23 2013, he says it came stock this way but he misplaced manual and box. But it did have a sheath to protect it. No scratches and Bluing is perfect, says New Haven Conn. on barrel also!

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2 years ago #59
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Winchester 120 owner wrote:
Hi Bert. A fellow on Armslist just advertised a near mint Winchester Ranger Model 120, It has a Checkered stock, 28 inch vented barrel, with winchoke and optical red sight. I just bought it for $200.00 and picked it up today Jan 23 2013, he says it came stock this way but he misplaced manual and box. But it did have a sheath to protect it. No scratches and Bluing is perfect, says New Haven Conn. on barrel also!


It sounds like you got a decent deal on it. Another example of what the Model 120 actually sells for!

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2 years ago #60
bob jones
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l i only paid 150 bucks for it 22yrs ago brand new shoots real good shot tons of rabbits.

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