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February 4, 2021 - 8:13 pm
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Hello All!

I am looking for some info on a couple of old Model 12s.  I will list what I know and would be happy for any extra info you could provide.

* First firearm is a Model 12 made in 1953.  It is a 28 Gauge Skeet with incredible engraving.  It looks similar to Angelo Bee engraved firearms, but does not have a signature that I have been able to find.  Is there someone out there that is an expert on these engravers and could certify who it was engraved by?

* Second firearm is another Model 12 made in 1952.  It is a 12 Gauge in a Full choke.  It also has engraving.  I know this one was engraved by Gino Cargnell.  Research has told me that he was an understudy of Angelo Bee.  It has “gino m.c.” engraved on the bottom of the action.

I have seen these firearms be listed anywhere from $5,000 to $18,000 online.  Any value info would be helpful.

Thanks in advance for your time,

Jason

Winchester model 12 – 28 GA

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http://www.fega.com/

The Firearms Engravers Guild of America may know who engraved the other one. I would imagine the cost to have such work done would be in the range your talking. The engraving, gold enlay, and stock carving on those are well done. From a collector stand point though, its not factory work so you’d have to find someone that enjoys having modern engraving work. 

They’re nice pieces. 

Sincerely,

Maverick

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Thanks for the information Maverick.  I will contact them and see what info they can provide.

Jason

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I am Eugene, Jason W Pollard you dont happen to be “THE ” JW Pollard “Non compete atty are you?

Anyway Love the shotgun. I’ve got a couple things handed down from Great great grandfather. Model 73 Winchester, matching set of Model 74s 22 short and long both 1939, Iver and Johnsons cycleworks shotgun 1901 and his Model 1911 45 that he carried. Harry Crist was in the possie that captured members of the Dalton gang in Colorado and he was carrying the Model 73. Have a good day. 

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Hi Eugene, I am not the Jw Pollard.  I think his name is Jonathan.

Jason

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Jason, there is a woman in Connecticut (Pauline Muerrle). She was one of the last and only female engraver at Winchester. She might be able to help.

You can Google her. Her website: paulinemuerrle.com

Good luck, Richard

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Anyone have any information on value?  It is a Model 12 in 28 GA – Milled Rib.  I have checked the receiver, it has the 20ga stamp.  It is a 1953 that is unfired.  To add to it, it was engraved by Angelo Bee.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Jason

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