Rare Pre 64 Winchester Model 12 ga Vent Rib Trap

We have for auction an exceptional Special Production Pre-64 Winchester Model 12 “Trap Grade” Ventilated Rib Slide or Pump Action Repeating Shotgun, chambered for 12 gauge 2 3/4 inch shot shell cartridges, and comes housed in its factory original Winchester two piece slip top style shipping box, with factory documents enclosed. This fantastic Pre-64 vintage Winchester Model 12 Trap Grade was specially fitted at the Winchester factory with a highly figured AAA grade, or select grade Walnut wood stock, and bearing serial number 1968617 was manufactured in 1963 according to published records of Winchesters production line serial numbers. What a beauty folks, it is seldom if ever that collectors have an opportunity to purchase one of Winchester's special grade Model 12 shotguns that have survived the years in this condition. Ladies & gentleman this is without a doubt one of the finest 54 year old Winchester Model 12 Trap Grade shotguns that you will ever find. You will search very long, and very hard to find another Winchester Model 12 Trap in similar all original condition, along with the original Winchester two piece, slip top design factory shipping box… If you have had the pleasure of visiting some of the hundreds of Trap Fields across this great nation of ours, then you know with certainty that most of the Trap guns you see have both seen a lot of range time, along with many scrapes, dings, & dents, maybe even falls. However this beauty is in outstanding like new over-all condition, still retains virtually all of its factory applied blued metal finish throughout, showing no signs of loss from typical use. This shotgun does have a couple spots on the finish, mainly concentrated to the underside of barrel, and directly under the forearm. The marks appear to be some sort of discoloration effecting the finish surface only, there is absolutely no rust or corrosion associated with the spots, and they do not detract from the shotguns over-all appearance, and can only be seen under close inspection, also they certainly do not effect the shotguns function in any way. We've very carefully inspected all other metal parts inside and out and everything appears as new. Otherwise this beautiful vintage Winchester Model 12 Trap Grade still remains in like new condition over-all. Again, they are hardly noticeable, but must be mentioned! Please folks read our complete written description, and study our detailed auction photographs, since together they will give you the best over-all condition. This wonderful Pre-64 Winchester Model 12 Trap Grade is another one of the exceptional examples which we purchased from the collection of a dedicated Winchester dealer collector, and hardware store owner that we will be offering for sale here on Gun Broker in our various auctions. These were undoubtedly some of the finest, and rarest Winchester Models 12 Shotguns to become available anywhere, period. Again folks, please be sure to check out our other auctions for more of this great Winchester collection, with more great examples still to come soon. One thing for sure folks, you will certainly want to do your homework, simply because shotguns of this quality, that are this rare, seldom if ever seen become available for purchase, especially ones with this level of original finish remaining and still with there original boxes, like the great Winchester Model 12 Trap Grade example shown here in our auction listing. This beautiful shotgun was designed and manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company of New Haven, Conn. in 1963 and was factory fitted with the following options. This beauty features what was "new" in 1963, 54 years ago, when this shotgun was designed and manufactured at Winchester, a 30 inch round Winchester Proof Steel barrel, with the Newly designed 3 pin "Duck Bill" Ventilated Rib, and fitted with a dual bead sight plane. The barrel is chambered for 2 ¾ inch 12 gauge shot shell cartridges, has a like new bore, and since it is designed as a Trap Grade, it is Full choke. The factory original AAA Grade Walnut wood stock & forearm are also in like new condition as shown, and the stock is fitted with the original Winchester rubber recoil pad. Please note the two tiny cracks in the forearm as shown. The Monte Carlo stock remains as factory original with a 14 3/8" LOP (length of pull) fitted with the factory applied red rubber Winchester logo recoild pad like all of the guns had. It has a 1 1/2" drop at the comb and a 2 1/8" drop at the heel. it has no cast on or off so it is perfectly suitable for either a right or left hand shooter. The gun weighs 8 lbs. To complete this awesome package this gun comes complete with the original two piece factory shipping box. The box is in excellent serviceable condition with no breaks or repairs. Unfortunately it has had some added marker writing both top and bottom as shown. Regardless the box is original and has the interior inserts, and documents exactly as shown. The end label matches the guns specifics exactly including serial number. It is the correct 1963 date coded box as shown. Very rare to find these early boxes in this state of original condition… Rare all original package! Folks this well designed Winchester Model 12 Trap would make a great investment piece, or would certainly make a fine addition to your collection. This beauty is simply a fine quality vintage Trap! You will look long and hard just to find another like new in box, factory original, and all correct Winchester Model 12 Trap Grade anywhere near this level of original condition. This is indeed a very rare find, one for the most serious & dedicated collectors. We believe this is one of the finest of its type to come available for sale anywhere, so don’t miss this rare opportunity to add this impressive example to your collection. This is a rare opportunity to buy one of the best quality vintage Winchester Model 12 Special Trap Grade Slide Action Repeating Shotguns on the market. Keep in mind folks, this is about as good as they get, still in the original box. Good Luck Bidding! Additional photos are available at your request. Please ask all questions prior to bidding. 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