Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-27-2012, 09:37 PM
rchall rchall is offline
Member
Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly  
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Barrackville, WV, US
Posts: 420
Likes: 6
Liked 24 Times in 13 Posts
Default Win. Model 12 barrel assembly

I came across a barrel and forearm assembly for a Winchester Model 12 16 gauge. I thought it would be nice to have an extra barrel for my Model 12 so i am thinking about buying it. What work is required to get this assembly to fit my shotgun. My gun is a proof steel gun from the late 30's while this barrel I found is an older nickel steel assembly from the mid 20's. Tell me what i would have to do to get it to work on my gun and how much it might cost. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-27-2012, 10:35 PM
bigolddave bigolddave is offline
Member
Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rockford, IL
Posts: 612
Likes: 606
Liked 437 Times in 156 Posts
Default

It is hard to say. You might get lucky, and it fit right on, or it may require minor fitting. Unfortunately, minor does not mean cheap. A really good gunsmith, that could be trusted with a M12 is probably going to run close to $100 an hour. When I refer to a really good gunsmith in this case, I mean one who will fit the second barrel to the frame, not the frame to the barrel. Please do not ask why I know this is important.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-27-2012, 11:32 PM
feralmerril feralmerril is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: utah
Posts: 13,111
Likes: 2,550
Liked 7,012 Times in 3,023 Posts
Default

I once owned a model 12 that came with two sets of barrels, both numbered to the gun.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-28-2012, 12:02 AM
pinduck pinduck is online now
Member
Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly  
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Hamilton County,Ohio
Posts: 740
Likes: 654
Liked 558 Times in 187 Posts
Default

if your model 12 is also 16 ga,should not be to hard at all. any compotent gunsmith should be able to do the work at little cost. Depending on your experience you might be able to do it yourself. i have a shop manual for the model 12 and this info is also in brownells book Encyclopedia of modern firearms.
Glen

good info at this site:http://theshotgunshop.net/
__________________
NRA Life 1969
OGCA

Last edited by pinduck; 02-28-2012 at 12:34 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-28-2012, 09:47 AM
OFT II's Avatar
OFT II OFT II is offline
US Veteran
Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly  
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Odessa, Texas
Posts: 2,245
Likes: 1,868
Liked 1,603 Times in 765 Posts
Default

Check the chamber length before you buy it. The older 16 gauge barrels were chambered for 2 9/16" shells, not the later 2 3/4" length. If it is the shorter chambering it could be reamed out by a gunsmith but it will add cost to the project.

Don't ask me how I know.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-29-2012, 12:00 AM
msinc msinc is offline
Member
Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly  
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,202
Likes: 1,246
Liked 916 Times in 427 Posts
Default

Most of the above is absolutely correct. The barrel is easy to fit to the receiver as long as you have the set of barrel bushings you might need. It could be any one of about 6 different length bushings. That's like saying it's simple to fly on up to the cool ol' moon...all ya' gotta do is have a space ship. The kit, if you need it, cost around $200.00 these days {if you can find one for a 16ga.} Then there's the problem of possibly having to have the barrels chamber reamed to the chamber ring in the action. Yep...about one fourth of the chamber is a ring that screws into the receiver...the rest of the chamber is in the barrel so they are reamed together at the factory when the gun is made. The chances of having the new barrel flop right on and line up with that chamber ring in the receiver is right up there with Michael Moore ceasing to be an idiot. Again, it's all simple if you have the tooling. The reamer to align the chamber ring to the barrel is special, not just a chambering reamer because you have to turn it while in place with the gun together once the barrel is fitted to the receiver. That reamer is driven or turned by a bar thru the muzzle end of the gun...again not stuff the average gunsmith is going to have. Simply fitting the barrel assembly to your receiver is not hard and it will probably even cycle and chamber the shell but when fired it is almost certain to be stuck hard in the chamber and not extract until that chamber and ring get align reamed.

Last edited by msinc; 02-29-2012 at 12:02 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-06-2012, 07:50 PM
rchall rchall is offline
Member
Win. Model 12 barrel assembly Win. Model 12 barrel assembly  
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Barrackville, WV, US
Posts: 420
Likes: 6
Liked 24 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Thanks alot anyways guys. I found this barrel assembly on Ebay and bid on it, but my bid just wasn't enough. It went for well over $300 and I just didn't want to put that into it and then have to pay even more to have it fitted to my gun. The info. was much appreciated, who knows, I might find another one next week??
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
brownells, gunsmith, winchester

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.38 Single Shot Barrel Extractor Assembly - Need Help! glowe S&W Antiques 3 12-22-2011 03:01 PM
WTS: 28-2 Barrel Assembly Mike in SC Accessories/Misc - For Sale or Trade 4 09-29-2010 04:23 PM
WTS: 28-2 Barrel assembly...Reduced w/ bump Mike in SC Accessories/Misc - For Sale or Trade 1 08-23-2010 01:31 PM
Assembly Video & Where is the M&P 40 w 5 in barrel shotslow Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 3 05-19-2010 03:54 PM
WTB a barrel assembly for a S&W Triple lock. Porkie WANTED to Buy 1 04-10-2009 06:15 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:59 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)