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The Winchester Model 1200 was introduced in 1964 as a low-cost replacement for the venerable Model 12. A small number of these weapons were acquired by the United States Army in 1968 and 1969. The military style Model 1200 was essentially the same weapon as the civilian version, except it had a ventilated handguard, sling swivels, and a bayonet lug. The Model 1200 was succeeded by the Winchester Model 1300 in 1983 when U.S. Repeating Arms Company became the manufacturer of Winchester firearms. Production of the Model 1300 ceased in 2006, when USRAC went bankrupt.[5] The model lives on in the Winchester SXP. The Winchester Model 1200 came in barrel lengths of 30-inch, and 28-inch with a fixed choke or the Win-choke screw in choke tubes system and is a 12, 16, or 20-gauge, manually operated, slide action shotgun. The slide action, also known as a pump-action, means that the shotgun has a moving bolt system which is operated by a "wooden or composite slide called the fore-end". The Model 1200 was the second shotgun to utilize a rotary bolt with four locking lugs secured within the barrel extension. The AR 17 being the first to use a rotary bolt. The 1200 was Winchester's first shotgun to incorporate the company's patented Winchoke system, a quick change tube to allow the easy replacement of chokes.

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WINCHESTER 1200 Features

The Winchester 1200 is a pump-action 12 gauge that utilizes a rotating bolt to provide a stronger and more accurate lockup.  This gun is built with barrel lengths from 20 up to 32 inches long and is as modular as any other large-scale-produced shotgun.

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WINCHESTER 1200 Capacity

The Winchester 1200 is chambered for 12 gauge and has a barrel with a 2-¾” chamber.  Rounds are loaded directly into the 6-round fixed magazine tube through the loading port in the bottom of the receiver.

Measuring 40 inches long (when using a 20 inch barrel) with an unloaded weight of 6.5 pounds, the Winchester 1200 proudly boasts a high mobility score when compared against other common shotguns that typically weigh at least one full pound more than the 1200.  The 1200 has a shortened front grip designed to ease climbing in and out of vehicles.

WINCHESTER 1200 Mobility


WINCHESTER 1200 Ergonomics

The Winchester 1200 is built with a stock that offers a half-pistol grip with a drop that provides a comfortable cheek weld for the majority of users.  The pump forend is relatively short measuring approximately 6 inches, however its width and rib texturing provide a comfortable and positive grip when cycling the action.

WINCHESTER 1200 Fit & Finish

The Winchester 1200’s use of a rotating bolt allowed the engineers to use a lighter receiver.  While the 1200 can be found with a wide variety of composite furniture, the wood options are always made with American Walnut that is worked and sealed for a richly-colored matte finish.

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How much is a WINCHESTER 1200 worth?

In 2024 a new or used WINCHESTER 1200 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a WINCHESTER 1200 and most shotguns. The Price for a WINCHESTER 1200 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2024 compared to 2023.

Estimated New and Used Values for a WINCHESTER 1200 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $544.21 $711.66 $837.25
Excellent $502.35 $669.80 $753.53
Very Good $460.49 $669.80 $753.53
Good $418.63 $627.94 $711.66
Fair $293.04 $544.21 $669.80
Poor $209.31 $418.63 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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