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February 11, 2021
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JohnnyL
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Just picked up a Winchester 1200 and the barrel says “riot” on it. Not sure if it’s manufactured year.  Has a serial# of L559368.  Can you please tell me the date. Are these more rare or less produced? 

February 12, 2021
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Johnny,

The “L” prefix tells us that it was serialized sometime in late 1968 or later (to be in compliance with the GCA of 1968). I have no idea on the production number. The WACA focus is on Pre-1964 production Winchester firearms.

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February 12, 2021
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JohnnyL said
Just picked up a Winchester 1200 and the barrel says “riot” on it. Not sure if it’s manufactured year.  Has a serial# of L559368.  Can you please tell me the date. Are these more rare or less produced?   

The company we reluctantly call “Winchester” made quite a few riot guns and they are by no means rare. They are quite well made and since the price is generally reasonable I keep a few stashed in various places as “social equipment”. Every now and then I get a wild hair and shoot a round or two of skeet with one. 

 

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May 31, 2021
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Model 1200 full choke L548693 very curious on year guns in awesome shape TIA

June 4, 2021
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Freddy,

Most likely 1969.

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June 7, 2021
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Trying to find out year of Winchester 1200 serial # 265267.

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Trying to find out year of Winchester 1200 serial # 265267.  

My educated guess is 1966.

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