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Old 02-21-2019, 10:39 AM   #1
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Model 12 Info

Hello Fellow Shotgunners,
I'm new to this Forum, but I have been Hunting and Shooting my entire life.
I have recently stumbled onto an older Winchester Model 12 16 Gauge.
The Serial# is 399,XXX, so I believe this puts it made in 1925. I also
know these older Model 12 16 gauges were 2 9/16 ? and not 2 3/4 shells, no markings on the barrel. This gun has some checkering on the stock and
forend, with the forend being shorter than some I've seen. It is marked
Nickel Steel with a CYL Choke barrel.
I know there are many different Variations and Models, such as Trap, Skeet, Pigeon etc...However, I'm having a hard time finding the match to this particular shotgun? From the checkering and short forend, it seems it might be a Tournament? I have not checked under the Stock Plate to see if there is a Tourn marking. It may just be a Standard Model or maybe a Deluxe or Super Field Model? Anyways, enough of my Rambling, Hoping some of the Experts on here can help me out!
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:34 PM   #2
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It's not a Skeet or Trap as they didn't make it in 16 gauge. Might be a special field gun.
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:36 PM   #3
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Yes there were 16gauge skeet guns. Here are pictures.
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Old 10-04-2019, 06:12 AM   #4
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it looks like a standard field grade to me.
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An old timer I knew, who had been shooting skeet since it was basically first started had told me that ORIGINALLY, skeet was a 5 bore game, including the 16, but that soon fell out of favor. I cannot verify if what he said was true or not -have never found any corroboration.
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Old 10-04-2019, 03:55 PM   #6
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correct. 16ga died out an so did the class.
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