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#1 Oldtrooper

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:11 PM

I thought that changing out the later flat bottom slide on my model 12 Winchester for an earlier one would be a breeze ... I now stand corrected. Getting 68 year old wood off a gun, then fitting even older wood to the gun took me most of the day ... It required a lot of tweaking ... That said I think it now is a fair representation of a police shotgun from the gangster era ... 

 

It still isn't in the difficulty range of changing out an antique Winchester 1892 rifle forearm ... But close

 

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#2 Baltimoreed11754

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:28 PM

Looks real good. I like a short bbled shotgun. The M12 that I used for my trench gun build was a 1940 and had the round forearm. I inlet the sling swivel into the buttstock but it had been shortened so I used a lace on pad to cover the extra wood that I added. Ive since found an old uninstalled M12 buttstock but haven't messed with the inlet and refinish job on it.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:54 PM

Looks real good. I like a short bbled shotgun. The M12 that I used for my trench gun build was a 1940 and had the round forearm. I inlet the sling swivel into the buttstock but it had been shortened so I used a lace on pad to cover the extra wood that I added. Ive since found an old uninstalled M12 buttstock but haven't messed with the inlet and refinish job on it.

Nice build ... My gun had a 30 inch barrel on it when I bought it, but I just happened to have a 20 inch cylinder bore barrel in my mess of spare parts ... Changing that slide was a chore though.


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Posted 17 April 2019 - 03:18 PM

How hard was the bbl swap? My understanding was that the way a M12 bbl is installed on the takedown unit makes it just about impossible to swap bbls around.
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 04:43 PM

you first have remove the adjusting screw out for the adjusting collar around the breech end, then un-thread the adjusting collar off, then unthread the barrel from the sleeve that holds the magazine tube in place


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