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Model 12 Advice needed
November 26, 2014
10:59 pm
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I am looking at purchasing a Winchester model 12 20ga field grade shotgun that has three matching barrels; full, mod, imp cyl.  Gun looks good the thing that concerns me is that the proof mark on the mod barrel is different than the rest.  I would like know if this looks correct cause I have never seen it before. 

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November 27, 2014
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Assuming that the P in a circle has the same signifiance on a shotgun barrel as a rifle barrel….indicates that it is a Mail Order barrel that was not installed at the factory.

November 27, 2014
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Thanks

Looking at the picture closer there is the W P mark with no oval thats slightly over stamped by the P oval mark.  The serial number matches the rest of the gun, but the spacing is different, would winchester applied the serial number when the barrel was ordered?   Also how would this affect the value of this set?

December 8, 2014
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The markings on that barrel do not look like Winchester’s work. I suspect that it was a facory 2-barrel set, and somebody added the 3rd barrel after the fact.

 

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December 9, 2014
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Thanks Bert

I came to that conclusion and decided not to buy it.

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