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winchester 1200 dating
November 29, 2019
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Mine is 205166, no prefix, 12 gauge, red W on the pistol grip, checkered wood.

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December 17, 2019
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What year is my Winchester model 1200 Seriel number L912825? Please.

December 17, 2019
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1975

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December 23, 2019
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Hey there all.

Bert, 

Is there any way I can get an estimated date on this 1200 Defender?

L 1339437

Thanks in advance!

You are a very patient man for answering all these requests!

December 24, 2019
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Casey M. said
Hey there all.

Bert, 

Is there any way I can get an estimated date on this 1200 Defender?

L 1339437

Thanks in advance!

You are a very patient man for answering all these requests!  

Casey,

Accordingly to my references, it was manufactured in 1983.

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December 27, 2019
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Thanks so much!

January 10, 2020
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Hey Bert you may have missed my message but I could still use some help with dating my model 1200 20 gauge serial number L823602. This would be very helpful thank you as is I got it from my grandfather and have 0 information on it Thanks

January 11, 2020
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Dakota said
Hey Bert you may have missed my message but I could still use some help with dating my model 1200 20 gauge serial number L823602. This would be very helpful thank you as is I got it from my grandfather and have 0 information on it Thanks  

I believe that it was manufactured late in the year 1973.

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January 11, 2020
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I remember someone posting a message that they acquired a Model 1200 new in the box in 1975 and the serial number was in the L837,xxx range.

January 11, 2020
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Tom Doniphon said
I remember someone posting a message that they acquired a Model 1200 new in the box in 1975 and the serial number was in the L837,xxx range.  

I made that post, Tom.

James

January 13, 2020
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Dakota
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Thanks Bert!

January 24, 2020
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Roger
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I have a Winchester model 1200 20 ga serial number is L1964383. Can u tell me the date it was made!! Thank you in advance!

February 10, 2020
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Was wondering on this Winchester 1200, serial # 257421.  Is it work $200.  Thanks Z

February 10, 2020
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Zav12 said
Was wondering on this Winchester 1200, serial # 257421.  Is it work $200.  Thanks Z  

If it’s a solid shooter I’d say it was. I keep a few around for social equipment and have paid around $250 for most of them in riot gun (1300?) configuration. My first hunting shotgun is a Model 1200, it’s still around here somewhere. As a hunting gun they are serviceable as they are based on one of the best shotguns ever, the Model 12.

 

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February 10, 2020
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Thanks Mike...

February 28, 2020
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I am a little lost on my gun. The barrel was replaced and reads that it is a model 1200 but the serial number dates it to be a 1917 model by what Bert has posted at the beginning of this thread. Can anyone confirm that this gun is a 1200 or is it a 12 with a 1200 barrel on it? ser#165708 

I am looking for another forearm for it but none of the 1200 will fit it. It has a 12 1/4" forearm length. Looks like I may have to try and fix it. 

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February 29, 2020
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dirtdeviltx@gmail.com said
I am a little lost on my gun. The barrel was replaced and reads that it is a model 1200 but the serial number dates it to be a 1917 model by what Bert has posted at the beginning of this thread. Can anyone confirm that this gun is a 1200 or is it a 12 with a 1200 barrel on it? ser#165708 

I am looking for another forearm for it but none of the 1200 will fit it. It has a 12 1/4" forearm length. Looks like I may have to try and fix it. 

Terry  

I did not post that, Vince did, and the information he posted applies to the Model 12 versus the Model 1200.  I believe that if you carefully read my early replies, you will find that your Model 1200 was manufactured sometime in the pre-1968 timeframe.

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March 5, 2020
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bud said
would serial number 416338 be 1966 or 1967  

since they started with run 100,00 and production was about 75.000 to 80,000 a year a close guess would be 68-69

April 4, 2020
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Bert H.

Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to share your knowledge on this forum.

Respectfully,

Mark

April 4, 2020
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Bert H.

Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to share your knowledge on this forum.

Respectfully,

Mark  

You are most welcome Mark.

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