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FS: Winchester M12 w/ rare rib, Model of 1917
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September 12, 2013 - 2:40 pm
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This is a wonderful specimen of the Model of 1917. SN and most parts marked as Winchester, one of the rarer variants of 1917. Very nice condition, collectible rifle. Asking $750 shipped to your FFL (or straight to you if you have a C&R license.)

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Winchester 1959 12GA Model 12, rare vent rib

This is a gorgeous, all original Winchester Model 12 trap gun, full choke, with a very rare and desirable Winchester Special vent rib. Made in 1959 It’s a spectacular piece with beautiful wood, very clean and tight. Trouble is, it’s a collector’s gun, and while I do collect Winchester rifles, I need a shotgun to actually shoot trap. This would fit the bill perfectly, but it’s too big for me and I could never modify it and sabotage its collectibility and value. So I must sell it to fund a shooter that I can have fit to me. Asking $1900 including shipping to your FFL or directly to you if you have a C&R license. The gun and I are located in the Bay Area, CA.

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In researching this rib, I sought the advice of experts here on this forum; here’s an assessment from our own missmodel12

The gun that you have appears all original rib and sights. Winchester Special vent rib, round post and matted wavy lines, later were lines north and south. The receiver top is blasted and step down is polished with both offset WP proof marks. The beads that are there are the standard Winchester mid bead and front bead. Bradley beads could be had if you chose them. I have a few of those just like yours in my collection. I could not see the pad. It appears to be a WSVR trap gun. Very nice and do not see many out there clean and for sale.

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