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When was my Winchester Model 1200 shotgun manufactured?
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Kelly
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September 3, 2022 - 8:22 am
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I purchased it second hand in the early 1980s.

It has a 30″ vented rib barrel.

The serial number is L805289.

Under the serial number, it is stamped 12 GA Magnum

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September 3, 2022 - 7:16 pm
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Kelly,

The WACA is focused on Pre-1964 production Winchester firearms. The Model 1200 is not a Pre-1964 production gun. Based on the “L” prefix on the S/N of your gun, it was manufactured sometime after the Gun Control Act (GCA) of 1968. The limited information I have indicates it was most likely manufactured in the year 1973.

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September 4, 2022 - 3:39 am
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Thank you very much!

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