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Old 06-14-2018, 8:02 PM
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Default Winchester Model 12 and buckshot

Sort of a rough grouping, but, they do belong together, if you have to work it out, that's fine, too.

Bracelet is Northern Thai, Southern Burmese style. Bayonet would of course be a 1917 (Enfield or Remington) or a P1914 as shown, it would probably have had a more modern scabbard to match the other items.

The receiver was hot-blued by some "heathen" long before I got a hold of this Winchester Model 12 Trenchgun. The serial is absolutely correct and in the specific-range it is an authentic trench gun, but the receiver would have been parkerized, or factory blued. The stock looks too clean to be original, although it is inspector marked and has the correct cartouche and plastic butt-plate.

There is a ratty MKII Gerber in the picture somewhere, it is an original in the 1973 serial range
(Note: it has the sword in the stone is at an angle on the ricasso.)

This Trench-gun was one of my first acquisitions in the US (Pawnbroker on Lankershim Blvd.,) and was just returned to my collection today, after being away for about a decade, so it's nice to have it back, thought I'd photograph it, to show it off a bit!










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Sweet! Congrats on getting it back.
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Very cool, both the photos and the fact that you got your Model 12 back.


I know someone who sold a Remington Model 12, in 20 gauge, and as soon as they did ...
they wanted it back and eventually they bought it back.

People sure love them.
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Good taste on the Palladium boots also, perfect for SoCal hikes.
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Good taste on the Palladium boots also, perfect for SoCal hikes.
I wore them in the Northern Thailand jungle, too -
(With Tony Jaa, Tiger Chen and a big lizard.)

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Nice grouping! I have been looking for a M12 trench gun to go with my M97, but on the rare occasion I do see one, the owner thinks it is worth more than I do.
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looking at that I get a vibe of "The Five Fingers".

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Nice grouping! I have been looking for a M12 trench gun to go with my M97, but on the rare occasion I do see one, the owner thinks it is worth more than I do.
I know, right, they command crazy money when they're in good shape - this one has issues with the receiver re-blue so, it is what it is.

But supposedly a minimum of 50,000 Model 12 trench guns were out there, at one time, they're hardly in the super-rare category.
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I know, right, they command crazy money when they're in good shape - this one has issues with the receiver re-blue so, it is what it is.

But supposedly a minimum of 50,000 Model 12 trench guns were out there, at one time, they're hardly in the super-rare category.
Attrition in service use and foreign military aid probably reduced that number significantly.

Too bad about the reblue but still a great looking gun! Nice grouping for the photos.
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