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I have inherited a Winchester Model 12, I am trying to figure out the estimated value and what exactly it is that I have.  It has the WP mark, it seems like it was made between 1930 and 1931 because of the serial number  602041  McHenry Sportsmen’s Club – Winchester Model 12 Serial Numbers (mchenry-sc.org)

I have spent hours online trying to find a similar design but nothing seems to be matching it, the stock has some beautiful work as well that I haven’t seen anywhere, it almost seems like a custom design did they ever do that?

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Model 12 S/N 602041 was manufactured in February 1929. You will need to provide clear detailed pictures of the gun before we can offer any comments about its configuration. As a “Guest” on the WACA website, you will need to first put your pictures on a photo hosting website, then post the URL to them here.

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Thank you for the response I appreciate that its great to know when it was made. I have done some more research and it appears that the engravings were not done in the Winchester factory, which is interesting.  I cant add photos but here is another post I made on a forum asking about the engravings where I posted some pictures. It would be great to know a estimated value.

https://engraverscafe.com/threads/who-is-this-engraver-winchester-model-12-1930s.27776/

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Bert H. said
Model 12 S/N 602041 was manufactured in February 1929. You will need to provide clear detailed pictures of the gun before we can offer any comments about its configuration. As a “Guest” on the WACA website, you will need to first put your pictures on a photo hosting website, then post the URL to them here.

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Thank you so much for your replay I added a link to a forum post with some pictures.. It is is interesting, the model does have the WP stamp on it, but it seems the engraver might have been Japanese. This for sure is a very unique engraving. I was wondering does this make it less valuable because of this?

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Bert H. said

Model 12 S/N 602041 was manufactured in February 1929. You will need to provide clear detailed pictures of the gun before we can offer any comments about its configuration. As a “Guest” on the WACA website, you will need to first put your pictures on a photo hosting website, then post the URL to them here.

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Thank you so much for your replay I added a link to a forum post with some pictures.. It is is interesting, the model does have the WP stamp on it, but it seems the engraver might have been Japanese. This for sure is a very unique engraving. I was wondering does this make it less valuable because of this?

  

The link to the pictures does not work as it requires a login in ID (registered user) on that forum.

In answer to your question, non-factory (Winchester) engraving is almost never as valuable as a factory engraved specimen. Winchester collectors will pay serious premiums for factory engraved guns, but not for aftermarket engraved guns.

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