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Old 01-30-2017, 03:29 PM
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Remington Model 12 Variation Listing



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FYI......................

Remington offered the Model 12 in several grades:

12A (Basic Model)

12B (Gallery Model .22 Short only)l

12C (Target Model and NRA Target Grade)

12D (Peerless) w/octagon bbl - has the word 'PEERLESS' is stamped into the barrel just in front of the minimally engraved receiver, a checkered walnut stock and forearm and a crescent steel butt plate.

12E (Expert) w/octagon bbl - has the word 'EXPERT' stamped into the metal. The receiver contains a moderate amount of engraving, the straight grip walnut stock and forearm are checkered, the butt plate is also crescent shaped steel.

12F (Premier) w/octagon bbl - The same as the Expert with the word 'PREMIER' stamped into the metal & a heavily engraved receiver.


The Model 12 D, E, and F were obviously deluxe variants, and as the grade increased, the quality of the wood used on the rifles improved, and they could be ordered with any number of custom embellishments, including but not limited to special order sights, engraving, plus silver and/or gold inlays.


There were also the comparable Models 12 CS/DS/ES/FS, all chambered for the .22 Remington Special/.22 WRF


Here are the standard features:

Standard Model 12A Rifle

* Solid frame with side takedown screw
* 2/3 magazine
* 20" round barrel
* Plain Walnut straight grip stock
* Metal Front Sight
* Rear metal sight with name and elevation screw
* Black Plastic Butt Plate
* Tapered Walnut forearm


Model 12B Gallery Special

* Same as Model 12C, but chambered for .22 Short only.



Model 12 C Rifle

* Solid frame with side takedown screw
* 24" Octagon Barrel
* Full-length or 2/3-length magazine
* Crescent steel buttplate
* Tapered walnut forearm
* Pistol Grip Walnut Stock w/o checkering


Fancy Model 12 Rifles

* Blued frame, engraved in varying amounts, as above
* Checkered walnut stock & forearm



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Old 01-31-2017, 11:10 AM
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So the 12's were all straight grip stocks?

I have one I inherited. I like it, but am not crazy about the straight stock.

Neat little gun, but I have to say I prefer the Win 61.
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:07 PM
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The 12 C mostly came with a pistol grip stock. The straight stock sans pistol grip was about 10% of production. All this can be found in John Gyde's and Roy Marcot excellent book on the Remington 22's.
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Old 02-01-2017, 02:30 PM
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Neat little gun, but I have to say I prefer the Win 61.
For me the best of the Remington slide action rimfires was the 121, basically an improved model 12. I think that one beats the Winchester 61.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:03 AM
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Mine is a 12A.

Had to tinker with it a bit to get it working, but it shoots fine now.

My Dad's family were Winchester people, and my Mom's family were Remington people.

Got a 1900 double, a 12A, and a 20 gauge Model 11 from the grandfather.
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Old 02-02-2017, 10:54 AM
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Forgive my repeated posting on this, but... Shoot only standard velocity ammo in the M/12. Oh, & thanks for the positive comments on our book.
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Old 02-02-2017, 12:01 PM
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Just like with High Standard pistols, John, can't repeat the standard velocity ammo in these guns often enough.
This is the reason for the "1" added to the 12, 24 and 34 in 1936 when high velocity .22LR came on the market. It was not simply a cosmetic improvement. There has no doubt been a lot of high velocity fired in these rifles (and HS pistols), but it has probably contributed to the demise of many of these fiine firearms. As with many things, it's the prolonged use of this and not the occasional use that hurts, but why push your luck.
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Old 02-03-2017, 11:53 AM
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Very good to know, as std vel ammo isn't as easy to come by as it used to be.

I don't shoot the 12A very often, but will stick with std vel when I do.
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Old 02-03-2017, 05:00 PM
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CCI Standard Velocity seems to be the most commonly available sub-sonic around here. Also I have bought it from Midway and with shipping is the same price as I could drive to the closest gun shop that carries it. I burn at least a gallon of gas and pay tax, so it balances out and the big brown truck drops it off at my door. I have found this to be as accurate and consistant as some low end target ammo, so it's something I always have on hand.
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