Message from Kevin in Front And Center #general

2017-09-29 16:00:06 UTC  

Can anyone help me date this ?

2017-09-29 16:00:23 UTC  

I wanna find out the manufacturing year

2017-09-29 16:00:40 UTC  

Its a Winchester Model 1912 16 Ga

2017-09-29 16:01:17 UTC  

Details nigga. Show me the stamp on the barrel or receiver

2017-09-29 16:01:42 UTC

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2017-09-29 16:04:45 UTC  

Will's id. I'm new to this, so I'm not sure how to add him

2017-09-29 16:05:52 UTC  

Nice shotgun

2017-09-29 16:05:58 UTC  

Is it functional?

2017-09-29 16:06:37 UTC  

There should be a serial number on the tube.

2017-09-29 16:07:02 UTC  

Yes it can still fire

2017-09-29 16:08:08 UTC  

Is it a 2 1/2 or 2 3/4?

2017-09-29 16:08:36 UTC

2017-09-29 16:09:22 UTC  

Im not sure honestly

2017-09-29 16:10:32 UTC  

Curious has a lot of dates on the barrel

2017-09-29 16:12:51 UTC  

I know thats why im confused lol

2017-09-29 16:13:06 UTC  

It also has a short barrel compared to the others i found like it

2017-09-29 16:13:42 UTC  

A lot of them were cut down from the factory 22 inch barrel.

2017-09-29 16:13:43 UTC  

From what the inter web says look like its 1930 ish? Because of the nickel steel part

2017-09-29 16:14:08 UTC  

Send a picture of the wood

2017-09-29 16:14:44 UTC  

The serial number isn't on the Winchester records. But they said the records were incomplete.

2017-09-29 16:16:45 UTC  

I was reading a lot of them had to be recalled due to something going wrong hurting the shooter but don't know if yours is applicable so that might be something to look into if you plan on using it

2017-09-29 16:17:50 UTC  

"A model 12 that is in good shape with a nickel steel barrel are hard to find. Ever nickel steel barrel that was sent back for repairs are add on'es were kept by Winchester claiming they were dangerous to shoot. I have one of two that were specially made 32 in full choke, Winchester kept the barrel of one, that makes mine the ONLY ONE of a kind. It shoots high brass high load # 2,4,6 & 8 shot, I was offered in excess of 5 big ones for turkey gun. My age now ,I wish I had sold it, but I have been ran off many of, turkey shoots. I have been told they are plenty of them out there, believe me ,, they are not. Any non modified altered, all nickel steel mdl 12 made before the 1930,s that shoot well, good shape. Not many of these barrels do not have ribs on them. you can add your own now with stick on ribs"
From the internet

2017-09-29 16:20:03 UTC  

Here you go

2017-09-29 16:20:07 UTC

2017-09-29 16:27:53 UTC  

As far as the recall or whatever firing problem it had it may literally save face or skin to look into it lol

2017-09-29 16:28:38 UTC  

Looks like it could use a good cleaning too unless you want to end up selling it

2017-09-29 16:38:41 UTC  


2017-09-29 16:52:39 UTC  

@Chris7577TX @Kevin thanks guys and yeah it needs a good cleaning, i got it for free lol

2017-09-29 16:52:53 UTC  

Woods still original i think

2017-09-29 17:14:29 UTC

2017-09-29 17:14:35 UTC  

Basic recruitment graphic WIP

2017-09-29 17:16:40 UTC  

Get a hops cleaning kit they have a universal one with different calibers and gauges at Walmart for like $9 lasts forever

2017-09-29 17:17:20 UTC  

The oil smells terrible so don't get it on your skin it doesn't come off easily

2017-09-29 17:24:52 UTC  

And make sure to look at what type of shot it can handle lol being that old after you clean it inspect it for cracks or anything that's going to Elmer Fudd you

2017-09-29 17:28:27 UTC  

Im honestly scared to shoot it lol

2017-09-29 17:29:13 UTC  

Eh maybe some light bird shot or even cut the shell to just fire the wadding just as a test

2017-09-29 17:29:22 UTC  

Tie it to a tree and put a string around the trigger

2017-09-29 17:30:08 UTC  

That's a good idea lol

2017-09-29 17:31:43 UTC  

I don't know much about the older models but I'm guessing they where probably used for turkey and whatever rounds they used for that is probably okay to start out with