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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967 designer 5 American 350 Thomas Crossley Johnson
Descriptions
nickel steel 11 walnut 486 trigger 354 plain 345
Names
firearm 4093
Use
shotgun 354
Date:
ca. 1912
Dimensions:
L: 43.75 in, Barrel length: 23.75 in, H: 8 in
Gloss:
The Model 1912, designed and patented by Thomas Crossley Johnson, was the first slide action, hammerless shotgun made by Winchester. Available in a variety of styles, the Model 1912 has proven to be the Winchester firm's most popular shotgun. Available in full or modified choke or cylinder bore, it was chambered in 12, 16, 20 and 28 gauges. Often referred to as the "Perfect Repeater", the Model "12", was discontinued in 1963 and reintroduced into production in 1972; over two million have been produced. Magazine capacity: 5 shot shells.
Inscription:
bbl/NICKEL STEEL/FULL/under receiver/3.S./
Remarks:
This shotgun is an original model from which tools, fixtures and gauges for production were made.
Model:
Winchester Model 1912
Caliber/Gauge:
20 gauge
Serial Number:
3.S.
Accession Number:
1988.8.121

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.

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