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I am new to the forum. I am in the market for a model 12 20 gauge. I have looked at both the Winchester and the Browning. My father had a model 12 12 gauge that he handed it down to my older brother. My brother sold it and we lost track of it. I have owned a 16 ga model 12 Winchester and have some history with the model 12 because it was the first gun I hunted with. My question is what are the main differences between the Winchster and Browning and what are the pros and cons?

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Joe Moyles
 

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pros...new browning has better wood than new winchester.

cons...theyre both made in japan. they both lack the speed firing sear.


winchesters made before 1964 are the best.
 

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I agree my model 12 is pre war (WW 2), just got to watch that chamber and get the correct size shells or have it lengthened. But what a beautiful handling firearm.

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I could write a novel in response to your question but at the end of the story it would say they are both good guns. My personal preference would be for pre 64, if a not pre war Winchester with some kind of rib.

If you want interchangeable chokes the Browning is probably the way to go.
 
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