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I know this is a Pre-64 12 gauge, but other than that, I've got nothing on it. The finish isn't that great, there's plenty of blueing coming off of the hard lines on the reciever and at the end of the action's slide. I'm not looking to sell it, it has some big sentimental value since it was my granddad's, and besides that, it's fun to shoot (still accurate enough to cut down paper targets 30 yards out with a game load).

Serial number is : 1251467, matching barrell/reciever numbers.

My big question is this muzzle brake with the bead on it...how do I get it off, and get a bead back onto the barrel.

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What will you tell your kids when they ask about Greatgrandfather's Winchester? Shame,shame! :evil:

You will have to cut the choke off and that will reduce the already low value of the family gun by one half. :roll: :roll:
 

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There's no way that I'm taking a blade to this thing at all. Period. The bead I can get off the brake by hand (it's knurled on both ends, bead and barrell) if I try like a mofo. To get the actual brake off, forget it. And I'm NOT going to take a saw to this gun anywhere....period.

Just really interested in the date of manufacturing and the actual "level" (or trim, i guess you would say) of this particular gun.

It's amazingly accurate for a Model 12 and fun as hell to shoot. My buddy's 12 SxS is fun too (1 round or 2 round at 1 time capability...on 3 inchers. Great watching targets split in half at 25 yards out verticly), but it's no 7 rounder (yes, original wood dowel, blah blah blah).
 

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Your model 12 was made in 1950. Looks to be typical field grade with an added aftermarket recoil pad [hard rubber/plastic butt plate came standard]...If it has a choke mark on the barrel...full, mod, imp cyl,then the muzzel brake/choke is aftermarket....if no choke mark on the barrel it might be factory installed.....
 

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At the end of the knurled part where the shot exits, in a circle it says power-pac, 12 gauge long range, so definately an aftermarket. Would explain how I can cut targets at 25 yards a couple inches from the string and not take it out....Thanks for the heads up!
 

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Jeep,
I was wondering, is that adjustable choke a Pachmayr, "Power-Pac? Been a long time since I have seen one of these devices and my Dad had one on his 16 gauge Model 12.
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