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7 years 34 weeks ago, 11:13 PM

JimIsbell

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New here

I am new to this forum but not to guns. My father was small bore champion of California in 1936 so I grew up with a gun in my hand. But I am now moving into an area of guns that I know nothing about, big bore air guns.

I actually came to this site looking to find a value to a Winchester Model 12 that I own in hopes of selling it or trading it for a big bore air gun.

If anyone wants to contact me OFF LIST my email address is [email protected]

Jim Isbell
7 years 34 weeks ago, 11:29 PM

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Welcome to the site

I hope you enjoy it. Bunch of great guys, lots of good info, lots of good pictures, lots of definite opinions.
We'd need the best description you can give of your Model 12 before anyone could venture an opinion as to value. Condition, meaning mechanical operation, % blue left, condition of the wood, gauge, choke, barrel length, etc. Is it original, or has someone modified it at all? When was it made? Is it standard grade, or some higher grade?

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
7 years 34 weeks ago, 2:52 AM

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hope you enjoy it here...look around, you might just stay awile..

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7 years 34 weeks ago, 2:55 AM

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ok guys... its 2 am..

Bed time in my world.. night all ...see ya tomorrow.

a man has to hold his word, hold his beliefs, and hold a good sight picture.
7 years 34 weeks ago, 2:57 AM

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greg

TC guy it's 3am here lol

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7 years 34 weeks ago, 8:30 PM

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Welcome

Welcome to the forum..

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7 years 34 weeks ago, 1:19 PM

JimIsbell

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I wasnt aware that these posts would not come to my email so have been lax in responding to them, sorry.

The Winchester Model 12 is in mint condition. I dont know if it has ever been fired. It doesnt look like it to me.

I dont know when it was manufactured.

It has no modifications and is just like it came from the factory as far as I know. Its a 12 ga full choke 30" barrel 2 3/4" chamber.

It has one feature that seems unique in that I dont see it on any but one of the photos I find on the internet. The wood on the sliding mechanism is ringed with 18 grooves, not 15. The grooves go all the way to the end and dont stop before the forward end. I have not seen this except on one picture and it was on a 16 ga gun, not a 12 ga.

Jim Isbell

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