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My Model 12 Winchester, made in 1940.

snake284snake284 Senior MemberPosts: 22,387 Senior Member
I bought it about 3 weeks ago from a friend who said it belonged to his grandfather. Anyway, I took it out to the deer lease the other day to shoot it. What I always do is put some rounds in the magazine tube and pump them in the chamber. I put two rounds in the magazine but when I tried to pump them into the chamber the magazine wouldn't release them. I took it to Dwight, my Gun Smith and he said, just from looking at it, it looked like someone had disassembled it and didn't know how to get it back together. Anyway, we shall see. He's got it at his shop and working on it.
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  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    It will be well worth the wait.
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • Jeff in TXJeff in TX Senior Member Posts: 2,031 Senior Member
    I think you have broken many forum rules here with this post. Functioning or not one cannot say my new "gun" and not post pictures of it. We live for pictures here! Can't wait to see it!
    Distance is not an issue, but the wind can make it interesting!

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,634 Senior Member
    I'm betting it has a .270 barrel on it.
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  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,929 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I'm betting it has a .270 barrel on it.

    :spittingcoffee: I just LOL'd out loud. Ya'll hard on us 270 folks.
  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 827 Senior Member
    Nice score, I look forward to seeing it, I was lukewarm on pump shotguns until I discovered the old Winchesters, there is nothing in their class made today, bar maybe the Ithacas.
    Mine's a 1924ish 20 gauge with a 24" barrel, I'm proud to be its present caretaker.
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    I'm betting it has a .270 barrel on it.

    Hey, here is a get rich quick scheme.....................design/patent and sell/.................................................. you guessed it .270 Sabots that fire from a shotgun :conehead: :tooth:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,250 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    I bought it about 3 weeks ago from a friend who said it belonged to his grandfather. Anyway, I took it out to the deer lease the other day to shoot it. What I always do is put some rounds in the magazine tube and pump them in the chamber. I put two rounds in the magazine but when I tried to pump them into the chamber the magazine wouldn't release them. I took it to Dwight, my Gun Smith and he said, just from looking at it, it looked like someone had disassembled it and didn't know how to get it back together. Anyway, we shall see. He's got it at his shop and working on it.

    Sounds like me.
    I am putting together guns I know nothing about but do test all functions with dummy rounds before I put them away.
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