Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1964: U.S. WWII Winchester Model 12 Trench Gun

Auction Date: December 3, 2010

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

U.S. WWII Winchester Model 12 Trench Gun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 12
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: parkerized
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1311
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 106
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

The right side of the receiver is roll-stamped with "U.S." followed by the Ordnance 'Shell and Flame' insignia below the ejection port. A 'Shell and Flame' Ordnance proof mark is stamped on the top of the barrel just in front of the receiver. The left side of the stock is stamped with the ordnance final inspection "G.H.D." mark and cross cannon cartouche. The Winchester proof is stamped on the top of the receiver and barrel. The left side of the barrel has the standard markings, model designation, and bore above "CYL". It has the four hole handguard, bayonet lug, plain pistol grip stock, grooved forearm, checkered hard rubber factory buttplate, and sling swivels.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The shotgun retains 90% plus original parkerized finish with extensive slide wear and some thinning to a gray (especially on the receiver). The wood is excellent with crisp original cartouches, some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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