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MODEL 12 SLIDE
April 8, 2020
3:22 pm
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Fellow collectors,

  As I look at Model 12 shotguns, I see a number of different slide designs during the life production.  I am looking at a particular model from 1948 Model 12 in 16 gauge that has an oval shaped wood slide with eleven vertical typical grooves.  I have seen a 1959 Model 12 in 12 gauge with 14 vertical grooves and which is more circular shaped while another version from the 1919 has a wood slide with more vertical grooves.  Was the oval shaped slide an option or  standard for certain models and can anyone give me a balllpark estimate when the number of grooves changed?  I just want to make sure that I am not getting interested in a mixmaster shotgun.

 

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Foxdoublegunner 

April 9, 2020
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According to David Riffle in the "The Model12" book:

First style forearm 13 grooves and 5" in length

Second style 1913 after serial 23,500 14 grooves 5-3/4" in length

12 gauge forearm 1919 18 grooves 7" in length 

Flat bottom forearm 1947 after serial 1,070,801 11 grooves 

Flat bottom with skirt to rear 1954 after serial 1,543,941 14 grooves  

The serial numbers would be approximate and there may be additional variations of field grade forearms.

Hope this information is of help.

Kevin 

April 9, 2020
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Kevin,

  Thank you.  This was exactly wha I needed.

 

Regards,

Ricardo

April 12, 2020
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Do all mod. 12 field guns late 50 s and 60 have skirted slides 

April 12, 2020
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No, they do not.

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