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Need some info on a "new" Model 12
April 25, 2021
2:31 am
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  My son just purchased a Model 12 Featherweight 12ga 2 3/4 Chamber, SN1809890f, 26″ barrel marked Mod choke, it has a Cyclone adjustable choke installed. I need to know DOM and could the Cyclone choke be factory installed or aftermarket. I’m guessing it’s aftermarket but I’ve also been told that Winchester had both Polychoke and Cyclone adjustable chokes listed as special order items. I haven’t tried contacting Cody yet, thought I’d check with our experts first.

Any information would be appreciated.

  Mike

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April 25, 2021
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Mike,

July 1958.  Unfortunately, the Cyclone adjustable choke is an aftermarket alteration.  The clue is the fact that the barrel has a choke marking stamped on it.  In the rare instances where Winchester factory installed and external choke device, the barrel was not marked with a choke constriction.

The CFM has no records for the Model 12 other than the PR records.

Bert

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April 25, 2021
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  Thanks Bert, that’s pretty much what I thought. Dumb question, what does PR mean? Will that give me a D.O.M.?

  It’s a very nice shotgun and handles very well, as to be expected from a Winchester. 

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April 25, 2021
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Mike,

“PR” = Polishing Room, and yes, the PR records provide the exact date that the S/N was stamped on the receiver frame (which is when it legally became a “firearm”).

Bert

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