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Is there any census or ideas on the number of model 12 produced with either improved modified or WS2 choke

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Shawn lake said
Is there any census or ideas on the number of model 12 produced with either improved modified or WS2 choke

  

None that I am aware of.  That stated and based on my personal observations over the past 50-years, the number is a very small percentage of the whole.

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I think I could make money wagering that any random 12 gauge model 12 I pick up off a used rack will have a full choke. Heck it’s unusual to even see MOD. Winchester made one heck of a lot of model 12’s with a 30″ barrel and a full choke.Confused

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Rick Lindquist said
I think I could make money wagering that any random 12 gauge model 12 I pick up off a used rack will have a full choke. Heck it’s unusual to even see MOD. Winchester made one heck of a lot of model 12’s with a 30″ barrel and a full choke.Confused

Same can be said for the Model 1897…

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 In its time of manufacture, a 30 inch barrel and full choke was just about all any one used for waterfowl hunting.At least in my area it was.:)

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I have a couple of M12’s with modified chokes. A 12 and a 20. I like odd stuff. It’s my understanding today’s ammo patterns a lot tighter than ammo made over 100 years ago so a full choke was more useful for hunting then than now. I do know that a M12 with a full choke with modern ammo absolutely smokes a clay bird on the Trap field. 

I’m still hoping to find a nice M12 in WS or IC for a Skeet gun. In the mean time I’ll keep using a Riot Gun.

 

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Yes indeed, an old Model 12 with 30″ and full choke is tighter than the proverbial Nun’s kiss. I shot a 1946 Model 12 trap grade for years. I’m still getting a feel for my SX-1. So far I’m thinkin tight, but not as tight as the old M12.

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