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Exploded View: Winchester Model 12

The Winchester Model 12 is one of the most iconic sporting shotguns of the 20th century. Here's how it comes apart.

My Favorite Firearm: A Winchester Model 12 For Clay & Field

I got my first job as a pit boy setting up clay pigeons for the Wyoming State Trap Shoot. From dawn to dusk, we opened the cases of pigeons and loaded the traps.

My Favorite Firearm: Winchester Model 12 Featherweight

One American Rifleman reader wrote in to talk about his favorite firearm: a well-used Winchester Model 12 Featherweight shotgun.

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester touted the company as having been “On Guard for America Since 1866.” This was never more true than when it produced arms and ammunition to help defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Hemingway's Guns

Shaped by a lifetime quest for real experiences, Ernest Hemingway was fashioned into all he became, in part, by guns.

A Look Back at the Winchester Model 12 Shotgun

For much of its production run the Model 12 was the repeating shotgun that all others were judged by.

Looking Back at Shotgun History

In the story of the development of firearms, shotguns often receive short shrift. Here’s a primer on how the scattergun came into being.

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 12

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 12

Winchester Model 12

Often called the perfect repeater, Winchester’s Model 12 pump-action shotgun distinguished itself on game fields, trap and skeet ranges, and in both World Wars.

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