At the gun show yesterday those damn Model 12s kept catching my eye! By the time it was over I had convinced myself that I very much needed and couldn't do without a backup gun to my 16 gauge. This 1949 12 gauge will be a helluva lot easier to find shells for (not to mention cheaper)! I know it'll kick a bit compared to the 16, but I'm excited to try it out. Mechanically it sure seems solid, I gave it a good cleaning this morning and had to take a picture with my other Winchesters.