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Model 12 military question
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November 5, 2022 - 12:43 am
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Hello,  I have just picked a model 12 riot gun military marked but? It has a U.S. marked reciever, faint image of cartouche left side of stock. Now the interesting issues, 41 date barrel. Barrel is not martial marked but does have cylinder designation line out. Also a Lyman Cutts compensator was added at some point and most troubling is the lack of a serial number on the forend. I guess my question would be what next? I am leaning toward very mild restoration involving removing the Cutts restoring the muzzle and that is it. Thoughts.

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November 5, 2022 - 5:58 pm
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Hello Jim.  Welcome to the Winchester Collectors Forum.

I saw the photos of your shotgun over on the Gunboards forum.  The P in an oval on your barrel indicates it is a Winchester replacement barrel that was installed by someone other than the factory.  It could have been replaced by the Military or been replaced after the gun was released from the Military.   The lined out FULL choke mark indicates it was cut down to riot length.  Can you confirm the length of the barrel for us?

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Thank you for the welcome, sorry for the lack of photo’s here I could not get them to download. The barrel length from the closed bolt face to the tip of the cutts is 26 1/2. Thanks again jim

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