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 Post subject: Winchester 1200 vs 1300
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2004 9:23 pm 
Simple question - I have searched but couldn't find the answer - what is the difference between 1200 and 1300?

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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 1200 vs 1300
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 12:58 am 
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The difference between 1200 and 1300 is 100. Yeah, it's a bad joke. I knew it was wrong, I did it anyway.

Two big differences:

1) The 1200 is a self loader, the 1300 is a pump.

2) The 1200 is no longer being manufactured, the 1300 is.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 1200 vs 1300
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:57 am 
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The 1200 is a pump and the 1400 is an autoloader.

I think the 1200 is just the older model pump shotgun, and the 1300 is the current production pump.

On the 12ga's I am pretty sure the 1200's are chambered for just 2 3/4" shells and the 1300 does 3". They are very similar otherwise.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 1200 vs 1300
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 8:50 am 
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1200 a pump? Doh!


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 1200 vs 1300
PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2004 3:05 pm 
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Grizzlywinmag wrote:
1200 a pump? Doh!


:lol:

That's ok, despite my name I had to check to be sure myself :)


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 1200 vs 1300
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:59 pm 
Ok, here goes, the 1200 and 1300 are basically the action. The 1200 came with walnut wood that had impressed checkering and was offered in a magnum model but not until around 1967 or 1968 when I bought a magnum to add to my 2 2/3" standard 1200. The wood was the same on both.

The 1300 came out with cheaper wood, I believe it was possibly birch because it was heavy and light in color. The forarm wood was ribbed like the old model 12's and the ranger model 1300 had no checking at all.

The 1300 was offered in a 1300 XTR model which was absolutely beautiful! Great wood wide contoured forarm and hand checkering at 22 lines per inch! WOW! It came in 3" as the standard chambering.

There was also a deer gun offered in the Ranger model, very plain Jane and at first without rifling in the barrel and then later a rifled barrel.

They also made a 120 Model in between which was a very cheap 3" magnum.

How do I know? I own one of each! I did give my nephew the 120 but the others are still in my gun cabinet.

Ken


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 1200 vs 1300
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:01 pm 
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Okay, some of this will be a repeat of what you posted, dlbbarrel, so just consider any redundancy 'confirmation'.

Here's what I think I know:

1200
1200 Magnum
1300
Ranger
120
Sears/Ted Williams 200


All basically the same gun. As has been said, the 1200 is normally 2 3/4" but there was a 3" mag. model labeled 'Magnum'. The 1300 was the next version and all of those have 3" capabilities. The 120 and Sears 200 were both available in 3", although I think the Sears 200 originated in a 2 3/4" only version. All barrels, butt stocks, and forearms (as well as SOME, but not all) other parts are generally interchangeable, regardless of barrel chamber length. However, I have found some of the 200 series barrels that would not interchange due to different chamber choulder machining notches...wouldn't quite seat, although they appeared externally identical. You can put a 1300 3" barrel on a 1200 2 3/4" chambered gun, as long as you only use the shorter shells. The standard 1200 is capable of being modified to 3" by a gunsmith. The 1200 and 200 were available in 16 gauge, as well as 20 and 12. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 1200 vs 1300
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:19 pm 
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The Ted Williams Sears model has a flat cut on the Stock where it meets the receiver like an older Model 12. All the rest is the same as the 1200 models. The diffence between the 1200 and the 1300 is the 1200 Model will not shoot 3" Mags and the 1300 will. And the 120 is a cheaper Model 1300 varient which has hardwood with no checkering and was targeted at Military and Police sells. 8)


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