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Winchester 1200 clay tournament
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February 24, 2021 - 1:10 am
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Does anyone know how many Winchester 1200 clay tournament models were manufactured? I just purchased one this weekend. Also, does anyone have an extra 1200 skeet barrel? It would be nice to be able to shoot both trap and skeet with it.

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June 23, 2023 - 7:55 am
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Hi bsandage

They were made in 1967, 1968 and 1969 as a pair with the odd numbers being for the Model 1200 and even numbers for Model 1400 Skeet.

Beautiful guns. 

Serial Numbers would be 


68- xyz 

for the 1968 models.

Tell me the Serial Nummber abd post some photos and I will tell you a lot more.  In round figures about 1000 guns were made each year.  There have not been many 1969 guns come onto the market, and they usually sell as singles.

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Share the serial number with us. better in the long run to find the skeet gun than just the barrel. I know I have some twenty gauge barrels but I’ll have to look to see if I have an extra 12.

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Some of you know that I am writing a book on the Model 1400-1400 guns which starts in 1964 and ends in 2006.  I have posted on this topic above, and on another topic involving WCT guns.  At this moment I am writing the subchapter on the WCT guns and would welcome further information.  I can prove by memorabilia, gun photos and documentation that the Winchester Claybird Tournaments began in 1966 and were run in 1967, 1968 and 1969.  There is anectodatal evidence that they ran to 1974 – Leroy Merz sold a WCT gun and made this statement also, BUT I have not found and sales of WCT guns for 1966, or from 1970 to 1974 and I have been looking intermittantly since 2009.

I understand the prizes were a matched pair in 1966, 1967 and 1968, but iit changed in 1969 to a single Model 1400 in either Trap or Skeet at the winner’s choice. For 1967 and 1968 there were 1250 guns made (625 of each model)

I have had an excellent photo set high resolation for a 1968 pair, and would appreciate a set from 1966, 1967 and 1969, with a copy of the docummentation, and photos of any associated nenorabilia (badges etc).  I am particularly keen to get documentary proof of WC Tournaments after 1969 and anecdotes etc. Contributions used would be recognised, and can be sent to [email protected]

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