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Winchester Model 12?

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by springjeff, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. springjeff

    springjeff New Member

    Mar 26, 2006
    Can anyone tell me how the bolt of the model 12 is forced into locked position? I do not find a bolt slide like on my Mossberg or 870. My Uncle's 12 fires after you cycle a new round while pulling the trigger even if you let go of the trigger before the gun locks up?!! Any help would be appreicated!
  2. Steve C

    Steve C Senior Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    As the action is closed via the slide, the front of the bolt has a locking lug that locks it in place.

    The Winchester Model 12 and the earlier Model 97 do not have a trigger disconnector that resets the trigger after its fired. So if you hold the trigger back the hammer will be released and the shotgun will fire when the action is closed. If it is firing with the trigger released without the trigger being physically held back when the action is closed then it is not operating properly. It could be something as simple as a dirty trigger group or it could be a worn or broken sear. Take it to a gunsmith and have it repaired. Model 12's are well worth putting some money into to keep it in good repair.
  3. ATAShooter

    ATAShooter Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    MODEL 12... Yeah Baby !!! OH MY who is the ugly Mug?


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