At least 30 years ago I picked up a model 12 Winchester for $80 in bad shape, rusty, shortened stock, and a loose barrel. I turned it into my turkey hunting gun, and killed two birds with it again last year, can't find 2.75 turkey loads but #5 field loads seem to kill them. I made a shim for in between barrel and reciever, has worked fine to tighten it up, but on the Midway site I saw Larry Potterfield had a video of how to tighten the barrel on a model 12. It was less than 2 minutes to get rid of the shim in it, ready for another 30 years. You don't know what you don't know, should have looked into this sooner but didn't think about it.
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