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Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value #7146688
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I am planning on selling a gun in my collection.

It's a 1953 Winchester Model 12 Super Field Grade. Modified choke, matte vent rib, 28" barrel, fancy grade walnut with checkered fore grip and pistol grip stock. It has an adjustable butt pad on it. I have the original buttplate.

What do you guys think it is worth.

I've been looking at online auctions but prices are all over the place.

This is not a pic of mine but mine is nearly identical.

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Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: Lugnut] #7146692
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I can't value it for you but PM me when you know what you want.




Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: Lugnut] #7146700
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Value depends on serial #, condition, wood quality, % remaining blue and supply & demand. Frankly that pic appears to be a Trap or Skeet model rather than the normal "field grade".

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Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: Lugnut] #7146726
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in 1995 there was a guy at my dads range had 500 cash for the owner of any Model 12 that showed up at the range

given 26 years and the value of money being much less I would figure 750 to 1000 it all depends on market and exact features grade condition , like you said the finished auctions are sort of all over the place from around 700 to 1300 although I don't see a lot of super field listed , the trap seem to sell right about 900-950


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Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: Lugnut] #7146727
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Originally Posted by SJA
Value depends on serial #, condition, wood quality, % remaining blue and supply & demand. Frankly that pic appears to be a Trap or Skeet model rather than the normal "field grade".


It's not a normal Field Grade, it's a Super Field Grade. Winchester is very specific about the eleven different grades available that year of manufacture. Serial number codes to a 1953 date of manufacture.

As I described above, very good condition, 95% or better blueing, very few minor scratches.

The picture is of a Super Field Grade and is representative of my shotgun.


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Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: Lugnut] #7146739
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Winchester prices have been going nuts lately for anything collectable. Saw a mint pre 64, model 94 go for over 5k last week.


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Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: Lugnut] #7146764
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
Originally Posted by SJA
Value depends on serial #, condition, wood quality, % remaining blue and supply & demand. Frankly that pic appears to be a Trap or Skeet model rather than the normal "field grade".


It's not a normal Field Grade, it's a Super Field Grade. Winchester is very specific about the eleven different grades available that year of manufacture. Serial number codes to a 1953 date of manufacture.

As I described above, very good condition, 95% or better blueing, very few minor scratches.

The picture is of a Super Field Grade and is representative of my shotgun.


Take it to a Cabela's Gun Library if there is one near you. Offer to sell it to them. They will offer approx. 30 > 40 % of what they'd sell it for. Do the math and go from there on value.

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Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: Lugnut] #7146771
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Nice piece !...What guage ?

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Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: Lugnut] #7146786
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Sorry, 12 gauge.


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Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: SJA] #7146788
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Originally Posted by SJA
Take it to a Cabela's Gun Library if there is one near you. Offer to sell it to them. They will offer approx. 30 > 40 % of what they'd sell it for. Do the math and go from there on value.


Good idea and I thought I'd take it to a couple of local gun shops for the same reason.


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Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: Lugnut] #7146794
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$1600 Id guess a plain one was $1,000 several years back I think Im low on my guess closer to $2,000 maybe. Very popular trap gun they will over pay for a gun like that.

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Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: Lugnut] #7146798
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why would ya sell such a beauty? Just buy a Remington 870 from a garage sale and sell that one

Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: Lugnut] #7146834
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You can go to Homestead Firearms appraisals and find out what you want to know. Does your gun have a solid rib or vent rib, it should a solid after reading on them.

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Also Blue book says made 1955-59 not 1953.

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Originally Posted by crowheart
You can go to Homestead Firearms appraisals and find out what you want to know. Does your gun have a solid rib or vent rib, it should a solid after reading on them.


It's a Simmons vent rib, matte blue. They were an option on the Super Field Grade.

I was at Homestead, they want to charge me $9.95 via PayPal.


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ALL Super Field M12's are solid rib guns. They were offered to use up the surplus inventory of solid rib barrels. Winchester used skeet wood on an otherwise ordinary matted rib field gun and called it a Super Field. They didn't sell well and they are unusual to find today. In the collectors' world, the original box marked "Special Field" is worth as much a field gun. This is just what I was reading. The 9.95 would be cheap to find out what you got.

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I sold a model 12 Trap in excellent condition with all matching numbers this past summer for 1100.00. The wood looked almost good enough to be on a pigeon grade. I still have a model 12 trap in 16 gauge also. It doesn't have matching numbers. The upper and lower are different years. I'm gonna sell it when trap season comes back around. Following this thread.

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Winchester sent most of their trap guns out to be fixed up. The one I sold was done in Olathe I think Kansas. I believe there was three places that did the work for them. Olathe and St. Louis was two of them I think. It should say on your gun where it was done.

Re: Gun Guys, Winchester Model 12 Value [Re: lestan101] #7146913
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Originally Posted by lestan101
Winchester sent most of their trap guns out to be fixed up. The one I sold was done in Olathe I think Kansas. I believe there was three places that did the work for them. Olathe and St. Louis was two of them I think. It should say on your gun where it was done.


Winchester would send their guns, or allow them to be sent, to the nearest customer AUTHORIZED Winchester Gunsmith shop for repair.


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Originally Posted by crowheart
ALL Super Field M12's are solid rib guns. They were offered to use up the surplus inventory of solid rib barrels. This is just what I was reading. The 9.95 would be cheap to find out what you got.


I read the same but I don't believe "all" Super Field grade had the solid rib. I think the Simmons vent rib could be ordered.


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