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Model 1912 16 ga. ammunition
October 25, 2020
10:48 pm

My grandfather left me his Model 1912 16ga. shotgun and I am hoping that you can help me figure out what length shell it is chambered for? It clearly seems like it isn’t going to use 2-3/4″ shells because the ejection port is short at approx. 2-3/8″

The gun’s (S/N 100603) which, from what I can tell, was made in either 1914 or 1915. Cool piece of family history for me. 

Finding ammunition for it will probably be impossible.  Can anyone help?  

October 26, 2020
2:04 pm
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Hello Edward,

Your Model 1912 was manufactured in November, 1914,, and it is chambered fir a 2-9/16-inch shell. Winchester did not change (increase) the chamber length to 2-3/4-inch until 1926. RST Classic Shotshell Inc. has what you need – http://www.rstshells.com/


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October 26, 2020
5:50 pm
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Bert H. said
RST Classic Shotshell Inc. has what you need – http://www.rstshells.com/

I need some of their 2″ 410 for my gamegetter.  Mine is chambered for 44 shot but these smaller shot shells will fit too.  Don’t try this unless you have checked your chamber length and have room for the crimped end to blow outwards.

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