Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 437: US Winchester Model 12 Slide Action Trench Shotgun with Bayonet

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Exceptional U.S. Winchester Model 12 Slide Action Trench Shotgun with Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $13,000

Exceptional U.S. Winchester Model 12 Slide Action Trench Shotgun with Bayonet

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 12
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 311
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1943. Single steel bead sight on the four-hole "W" marked heat shield/bayonet adaptor, 2 3/4 inch chamber, and a cylinder marked choke. The top of the barrel is marked with the "flaming bomb" proof followed by the Winchester oval "WP" proof at the breech. The right side of the receiver is marked with the "U.S. flaming bomb" roll mark. Full blue finish with the correct model marking on the barrel and matching serial numbers on the receiver and barrel collar. Mounted with an 18-groove round slide handle and smooth pistol grip stock with a "G.H.D." cartouche over crossed cannons on the left side, and a hard rubber Winchester buttplate. Includes a correct Remington M1917 bayonet with scabbard and leather sling. Length of pull 14 inches. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 90% plus original blue finishes, light slide retraction evidence, and some areas of minor browning. The buttstock is excellent with scattered dings and scratches and crisp cartouches. The forend is very fine with scuffing and flaking. The leather sling and the bayonet are both fine with minor spotting. Mechanically excellent.



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