Converting a M12 to trench gun configuration?
Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:18 PM
Beyond the blatently obvious is there any thing one should be aware of during such and under taking?
Posted 15 November 2013 - 12:31 PM
The biggest thing to remember on a Model 12 conversion is that an original m-12 trench gun barrel has a larger O.D. than a commercial barrel. So if you're just cutting down a barrel to length, you will need to shim the barrel so the heat shield/bayo attachment will fit tightly to the barrel.
If your thinking of buying an East Taylor replica m-12 heat shield/bayo attachment, I have one I'll make you a deal on. I ponied up the bucks for an original so I don't need it. There are pics of it in another thread.
Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:24 PM
And do not convert it if it is a US marked riot or trainer / recreation gun . They are valuable in thier own right.
Posted 15 November 2013 - 01:46 PM
The conversion unit a standard old m12 "long tom". There is no way I would convert a truely historic/valuable gun.
Posted 23 November 2013 - 10:39 PM
Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:08 PM
Does the Model 12 require the magazine plug to have the tip, similar to the M97, that fits into the heat shield?
I have the new donor shotgun with a previously cut barrel so I'm not destroying history and am just about ready to start the conversion....photos soon
Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:48 PM
Yes, to convert your Model 12 to Trench Gun configuration, you will need the magazine end cap with the protruding pin on the front. I believe the end cap off of a Winchester Model 25 will work.
Edited by Lancer, 13 December 2013 - 08:16 PM.
Posted 13 December 2013 - 10:19 PM
Posted 14 December 2013 - 06:07 PM
Thanks for the assist on this Lancer.
Here is a completed replica M12 Trench Gun with a remarked P13 Remington bayonet. The serial number places the date of manufacture as late 1918. Don't worry, the barrel was already cut and nothing about her is a Riot or real Trench Gun.
On a side note, if you need to shim the heat shield from East Taylor, use .025 copper.
Posted 20 December 2013 - 03:12 PM
I want to do the same to mine, just need a newer/nicer barrel first.