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Pre '64 Winchester Model 12
March 11, 2014
4:02 pm
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I inherited a Pre ’64, Winchester Model 12, Trap Model, Full Choke, 30" barrel, ser # 19487**, that has been stored for the last 40yrs. Excellent condition with no rust, scratches or dents. It has never been fired. Have original instruction sheet.

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Am no longer shooting so I will be selling.
Would someone please let me know approximate value. Prices are all over the place at Gunbroker and GunsInternational.


March 14, 2014
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Red book of Gun Values list a vented rib trap at 90% excellent condition $ 1740.
Near new, 98 to 100% condition, $ 2,175.00

March 15, 2014
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Looks like it’s missing its original Winchester recoil pad??? This would seriously reduce it’s value. Was the stock cut too?

The Red Book values listed above seem very high for a Post-war, 12 gauge, 30 inch barrel, full choke M12 Trap. They sell for much less–in the range of $1500 if 98% with original pad and uncut stock..

April 10, 2014
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I am new to the forum and live in Canada. I am surprised at the prices model 12’s command in the U.S. compared to Canada. You would be doing well to get anywhere near the lowest value quoted for a model 12 Trap here. A field grade 12 in 80% to 90% condition seems to be around $250-$300 here. Personally I can’t fathom someone willing to pay more for a discontinued Ithaca/SKB semi(XL900) than a Winchester 12 but saw it happen last month.
Maybe a lack of collector interest but since the advent of steel shot requirements for waterfowl hunting going prices for model 12’s have tumbled. Any of you notice a trend of this sort in your area?

April 10, 2014
11:28 am
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Mike, I agree with you. There are not a lot of Model 12 collectors in Canada and unless it is a high condition special gun with special features the collectors don’t really need them. The basic model 12 as you say is not wanted like many other shot guns because of the steel shot requirement. What I have noticed in Canada is a lot of our M12s are being picked up by US collectors or dealers at bargain prices and being exported back to where they came from.

April 10, 2014
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I would say that your comments are dead on Mike.I see the same thing in my area as well.

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