Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 456: Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 12 Shotgun

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Attractive Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 12 Slide Action Shotgun

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Attractive Engraved and Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 12 Slide Action Shotgun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 12
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 26 inch vent rib
Finish: blue/gold
Stock: highly figured carved wal
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 276
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1938 and later upgraded to its current gauge/configuration, masterfully custom embellished. Dual white bead sights on the added Simmons vent rib, standard barrel markings, choke marked "SKEET", and 28 gauge/2 7/8 inch chamber. The receiver displays near full coverage floral scroll engraving surrounding two gold inlaid raised relief game scenes and gold inlaid "SKEET" on the underside. The left displays five mallards in flight over a field scene, and the right shows four mallards in a marsh scene. Beautifully figured, fancy checkered forend and pistol grip stock with gold inscription oval in grip cap and Decelerator recoil pad. Stock measurements: 1 1/2 inch drop at comb; 2 inch drop at heel; 13 15/16 inch length of pull; weight 7 lbs 2 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally custom embellished, retaining 97% blue and gold finishes with slide retraction marks and minor handling evidence. The wood is very fine with a few minor scratches and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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