Mountaineer wrote:You are saying the specs, in all measures, are identical and wish to know if it would be wise to purchase an example made in 1942 or, one in 1952?
I must be missing something????
Are you saying the construction during wartime is ....less or post-war is...somehow better perhaps?
But...1942 would be my choice in hoping the shotgun would exhibit more blue wear and wood scratches indicating the owner used it as it should be used.
Sorry, I wasn't real clear. I don't know anything about Model 12's so I was just curious if either year is better or more sought after. Thanks for the input!