Model 12 take down.


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Dontkillbill
July 20, 2013, 09:04 PM
This my model 12 made in the 1960 1897XXX serial number

Its a nice looking gun and best of all its a takedown.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=90757&d=1374368486


http://youtu.be/jgDwcJ74xSM

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loose noose
July 20, 2013, 09:56 PM
Nice gun I've got one just like it except mine was made in 1931, belonged to my grand father.

CNobbe
July 21, 2013, 09:06 AM
This is my century old model 1912, serial 5459X :)

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k238/nobbe3728/P1010874_zps9cb6a772.jpg

Dontkillbill
July 21, 2013, 07:42 PM
CNobbe,

Thanks for sharing your centurian. Lovely looking gun with great lines and wood.

rcmodel
July 21, 2013, 07:58 PM
Just a point of clarification.

All Model 12 Winchesters are take-down.

If it is a Model 12 that isn't a take-down?

It is a Model 25.

rc

Cokeman
July 21, 2013, 10:21 PM
Mine is a 1927. The barrel and mag tube do come off, but I have heard that doing so many times can wear or damage the threads.

loose noose
July 22, 2013, 03:19 PM
RC the model 25 is the same designed gun as the venerable model12 made between 1947-1957 if my memory serves me right, also I believe the Model 12was inscribed on the barrel near the breech.

Dontkillbill
July 22, 2013, 04:44 PM
RC model 25 cool did not know that!

3212
July 22, 2013, 05:50 PM
I bought a 1956 model 12,12 guage modified in 1964 when I got out of the Navy.It has a 26 inch barrel.My first hunt was jump shooting ducks along creeks.I got a hen mallard.I've taken a variety of small game and turkeys with it.A great gun.Its been out of action for too long now.

MSgtEgress
July 22, 2013, 07:57 PM
I have a '55 with cutts and ventilated rib

rcmodel
July 22, 2013, 07:58 PM
but I have heard that doing so many times can wear or damage the threads. This is true.

But they also have a take-up sleeve adjustment on the barrel extension to make up for wear on the threads and eventual loosening from shooting a thousands of shells, or lots & lots of take-downs..

If you 'Damage' the interrupted threads while using the take-down feature??

You are a klutz, and shouldn't be allowed to own a Model 12, or any common hand tools.
As you could do the same damage to a steel bolt stud & lug nut on your car.

rc

Cokeman
July 23, 2013, 01:18 AM
This is true.

But they also have a take-up sleeve adjustment on the barrel extension to make up for wear on the threads and eventual loosening from shooting a thousands of shells, or lots & lots of take-downs..

rc

Explain this please.

Dontkillbill
July 23, 2013, 06:30 AM
The threads are fairly hardy but I baby them because I know my 12 and 1897 have a longer life than me and will be passed down. Don't get me wrong I use my guns and I will take them down but the point being don't do it unless you have a need to.

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