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November 17, 2017 - 2:48 am
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i inherited a model 1912 w/ a very early serial # 7xxxx from 1914

finish is very worn, but not rusty….some marks you could call pits, but no orange…just worn finish

curious of value….i see some for $200…..im not sure if this early manufacture makes it worth a bit more or not

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First, we ask the complete serial numbers be provided. If the serial number is in the 70,000 range, it is not a “very early” serial number. Serial numbers in the 1 – 999 range would qualify as “very early”.

Second, you did not tell us which gauge it is (e.g. 20, 16, or 12), what the barrel length is, or what the choke constriction is. The value is based on many different variables.

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29″ barrel, Full, 12 gauge

barrel approx 90% finish

receiver maybe 30-40% finish…

stock is refinished

breakdown model? double serial #’s?

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All Model 1912 shotguns were Take Downs, so Yes, Winchester stamped the serial number on both the receiver and the barrel assemblies.

The barrel is actually 30-inches long (as measured from the bolt face to the muzzle face), and that was the standard length for the 12-gauge guns, as was the Full choke. 

Your Model 1912 is a standard Field grade gun, and in the condition you describe, it is $200 gun.

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thank you…sold it for $225

 

my Grandfather found this gun at the docks in the 1950’s…so it was a free gun for him….

 

now 67 years later i get to sell it

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you probably could have squeezed another 50 out of it if the stock wasn’t cut and it still had its hard butt plate, cant tell in your pictures ….it is a first year cataloged 12ga gun….only 20ga guns cataloged the first 2 years….then 12 and 16ga guns were added….

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i could play around and try to get $50-75 more…go through multiple emails/calls….or sell for $225 to the first guy and move on…i paid $50 to my father for the gun(dont know why he didnt just give it to me)……..now i have a Remington 870 20 gauge i can buy my daughter on black friday for $200..with tax and bkground check she gets a brand new gun for that old gun i have no use for…

 

new owner said he’s going to blue it and use it…it locked up tight….nothing wrong with that gun…didnt know the stock was cut…

 

not bad for something my grandfather found laying on a dock one day back in the 1950’s eh?

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I inherited a model 1912 12 gauge serial 54412 in good shape not great. No rust some scratches on stock. Ribbed pump handle with a straight stock not pistol grip. I’m just curious what the value would be.

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