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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chester County, PA
Re: Old Winchester Model 12
One way to check a fixed choke is that what is stamped on the barrel is to see if / how a dime sits in the muzzle. I can't recall the profile of the dime relative to choke size but I recall that my Mod 12 Win is a modified choke and a dime sinks in up Roosevelt's neck. The gun you are showing has a LOT of wear in it and it does not look as if it was cared for very well. Mod 12 Winchesters, although a fine machine an very well made, don't fetch that much money. There are a lot of them out there. Why not get it checkd by a good smith and if worth it, have it reblued, and you redo the stock and corncob fore-end. Carry it afield with pride in an old war-horse.
Good night Chesty, wherever you are......