The very similar but cheaper designed winchester model 1200/1300 was introduced in 1964 as a low-cost aluminum receiver replacement for the venerable model 12.
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Are many legends about why the historic serial number records for winchester rifles and shotguns are not complete or why they are not always verifiable.
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You say winchester shotguns, most people think of the model 97 trench gun, the model 1200, or the elegant double barrel model 21.
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The image below to download the pdf document containing the serial number date-range information on many winchester firearms.
1904-1908 both savage and remington came out with hammerless designs that replicated winchesters gun performance, only with the hammer hidden inside a streamlined receiver.
Herb was so fast a shot that he was even called to serve his country in world war 2 as a gunnery instructor, teaching young men the basics of shooting down aircraft with winchester 12s among other guns.
The gun was in production by winchester as late as 2006, there is no concern anytime soon that the millions of these vintage scatterguns will be unsupportable anytime soon.