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 Post subject: Winchester Model 1912 16 gauge Value?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:22 am 
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I inherited this shotgun and do not know much about it. First, I am not sure where to locate the serial number. The left side of the barrel has
'NICKEL STEEL --- WINCHESTER --- MOD. 1912--16 GA. FULL' stamped or engraved in it. The right side of the barrel show patents dating from July 21, 1896 through July 12, 1910. The only other numbers I can find are at the bottom of the gun and loading tube. The number '5205' is on both pieces. Seems like an awfully low number for a SR...

Condition looks good, some minor marks on the stock and the metal's got some scratches, but no major rust.

I read that Winchester didn't make a 16 gauge until 1914 and quit calling it a model 1912 in 1917 so maybe it's from that time-frame. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.




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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 1912 16 gauge Value?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:44 pm 
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Welcome to SGW. The Blue Book values are: 100%-$800.00, 98%-$625.00,95%-$495.00. 90%-$425.00, 80%-$350.00. NICKEL STEEL models have become more popular in recent years and some collectors are specializing in these models only. Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 1912 16 gauge Value?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 2:30 pm 
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the early 16 gauge model 12's are chambered for short shells, 2.5 inch shells. Unless it says 2 3/4 inch on the barrel the chamber is probably for the short shells. Some guns have had the chamber and the ejection port lengthened. Winchester re stamped them to 2 3/4 if they did it.

I love the 16 gauge model 12. around here unless they are in perfect condition they do not sell for a lot, 400 to 65o depending upon condition.
they gun you are describing may be early enough to be special though. I am not a collector so I do not know about collector values.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 1912 16 gauge Value?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:20 pm 
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DWT wrote:
Welcome to SGW. The Blue Book values are: 100%-$800.00, 98%-$625.00,95%-$495.00. 90%-$425.00, 80%-$350.00. NICKEL STEEL models have become more popular in recent years and some collectors are specializing in these models only. Hope this helps.


"Hello, and thank you for the welcome! The blue book values will help a lot - I have a friend who is interested in buying it. I also had the ejector worked on right after I got the gun, but still haven't fired it. I better check with that gunsmith about the shell length issue before attempting any firing.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 1912 16 gauge Value?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:26 pm 
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Bill M. wrote:
the early 16 gauge model 12's are chambered for short shells, 2.5 inch shells. Unless it says 2 3/4 inch on the barrel the chamber is probably for the short shells. Some guns have had the chamber and the ejection port lengthened. Winchester re stamped them to 2 3/4 if they did it.

I love the 16 gauge model 12. around here unless they are in perfect condition they do not sell for a lot, 400 to 65o depending upon condition.
they gun you are describing may be early enough to be special though. I am not a collector so I do not know about collector values.


"Thank you for the information Bill. I will verify the serial number when I check the shell length situation... I could not find any mark on the barrel about 2 3/4 " shells. Maybe he'll know of a collector out here in North San Diego County too."


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 1912 16 gauge Value?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:09 pm 
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i have the same gun and its serial num. is just above the clip. the num on my gun is 148821


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 1912 16 gauge Value?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:30 pm 
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"Thank you for the information Bill. I will verify the serial number when I check the shell length situation... I could not find any mark on the barrel about 2 3/4 " shells. Maybe he'll know of a collector out here in North San Diego County too."





You can find links to several different manufactures' of 2 1/2" shells at 16ga.com. Some of which are surprisingly inexpensive.




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