Self-Published, 1995. Hardcover. Quarto (11 1/4" x 8 3/4") with large ( (7 3/8" x 5 3/8") decorative paste-on portrait to front board of a corncob-smoking hunter with a Model 12 Winchester resting against his shoulder, by Robert Robinson. Gilt lettering. Minor shelf-bumping to top and bottom of spine and a wee bit of rubbing to corners. A loving, exhaustively encyclopedic homage to this legendary firearm, covering history, specifications and lore. Lots of great photos. Very Good Plus. Item #74555
The original 1912 Model 12, sold, unadorned, for $30.00. The idea behind the . design was tomeet "the demand for a smaller-gauge shotgun with less recoil and sleeker in design than those currently on the market..." The 20-gauge hammerless repeating shotgun was "...an instant success, selling nearly 100,000 units within the first twoyears of its introduction...Fiftyyears and . some two million guns later, admired byhunters and sportsmen throughout the world, the Winchester Model 12 became known as the 'Greatest Hammerless Repeating Shotgun Ever Built'.