Please consider registering
Forum Scope


Forum Options

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
Winchester Model 12 plug: Different style encountered.
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
WACA Guest
August 11, 2023 - 12:34 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I recently purchased a allegedly unfired Winchester Model 12, DOM 1956, and when I disassembled the magazine tube, I found the wooden dowel plug rather intriguing. Honestly, most of the shotguns I buy used have had the plugs removed prior to my buying them. This plug is a 3/8″ dowel, just under 10″ long with a 1/8″ hole near the top and the magazine tube spring was inserted into this hole. I’ve not seen this before. 

The story is that this shotgun was won back in the day and the owner never shot it. I’m not too concerned about the providence as I’ll be shortening the barrel and using it for Wild Bunch. It was only slightly more expensive than some beat up, well used, Model 12s, and not having to “Fix” or replace anything was worth the extra coin. It’s a base model field shotgun and the stock has a few hairline cracks in the wrist from getting dried out, at least that is my WAG. I’ll either glue and dowel the cracks or just inject glue into the cracks. 

https://i.imgur.com/AXhDvdI.jpgImage Enlarger


WACA Member
Forum Posts: 484
Member Since:
August 27, 2014
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
August 11, 2023 - 2:54 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Doesn’t look factory to me

WACA Guest
August 11, 2023 - 3:06 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I’m inclined to have that opinion as well. After 62 years a gun has to have some history, some good, some not so good. 

On that subject, I came across a Model 12, 1962 DOM, and it had a bushed chamber, was for sale, I passed. 

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 778
Currently Online: twobit, Chuck, 3Dub, cranky2, Tedk
Guest(s) 57
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
clarence: 6150
TXGunNut: 4863
Chuck: 4515
1873man: 4256
steve004: 4097
Big Larry: 2290
twobit: 2283
TR: 1690
mrcvs: 1656
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 17
Topics: 12499
Posts: 108499


Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1727
Members: 8715
Moderators: 4
Admins: 3