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Model 1912 12-Gauge, Serial #190044
August 19, 2019
11:45 pm
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Great-grandpa's 12-gauge has no been passed down to me.  He used it for duck and goose hunting in Sault Ste Marie, MI.  The family lore is that he was a good shot and would take senior management from Union Carbide hunting when they came to visit the factory there.  (Funny that the corporate brass showed up during the hunting season.)

I'm wondering what it might be worth.  Here are the vital stats:  standard model, 12-gauge, 32" barrel, full choke, solid rib, pistol grip, plain stock, grooved slide handle, good condition.  Serial #190044.  At the moment, I'm thinking of restoring it.

There's also a Sharp's octagonal barrel buffalo gun that may come my way - but that's for a different message board!

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Kyle

August 20, 2019
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Hello Kyle,

We really need to see several clear detailed pictures of the gun to assess its potential value. I would caution you against "restoring" it. An old Winchester is only original once, and restoring it will permanently devalue it. The serial number tells us that it was manufactured in the late part of the year 1917 (November).

Bert

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August 20, 2019
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Is there a simple way to post photos to this site?

August 20, 2019
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rzjp5j@gmail.com said
Great-grandpa's 12-gauge has no been passed down to me.  He used it for duck and goose hunting in Sault Ste Marie, MI.  The family lore is that he was a good shot and would take senior management from Union Carbide hunting when they came to visit the factory there.  (Funny that the corporate brass showed up during the hunting season.)

I'm wondering what it might be worth.  Here are the vital stats:  standard model, 12-gauge, 32" barrel, full choke, solid rib, pistol grip, plain stock, grooved slide handle, good condition.  Serial #190044.  At the moment, I'm thinking of restoring it.

There's also a Sharp's octagonal barrel buffalo gun that may come my way - but that's for a different message board!

Thanks in advance for your consideration.

Kyle  

Do not refinish your grandfather's gun.  You will not ever recover your money and it will hurt the value of the gun. 

August 20, 2019
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rzjp5j@gmail.com said
Is there a simple way to post photos to this site?  

As a non WACA member, you must use a 3rd party photo hosting service.  Load your pictures on the host website, then post a URL to them in your post here on the WACA website.

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August 29, 2019
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Here are pictures of the gun.

 

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decent looking early model 12..I would just give it a good cleaning, light oiling and take her hunting.......you do realize its not completely put together.

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