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Model 1912 serial 44xx 16 ga field grade
January 3, 2020
3:45 am

Hi all, I have recently been passed down a model 1912 winchester from my dad, that he used when he was a kid. It's a 16 ga with 2-9/16" chamber, with serial in the 44xx range. According to all my findings, they never made a 16 ga the first year, but that seems to be the serial number range. Anyone else ever see this? Thanks

January 3, 2020
4:48 am
Kingston, WA
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Actually, Winchester did make a few16-ga and 12-ga guns very early on (late 1912). They did not add them to the catalog until 1913. Over the past many years, I have seen several of both gauges in the early 4-digit serial number range.


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