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The first year advertisement (1939) for the M37 20 stated a weight of 5.75 lbs. Mine weighs as advertised. This is accomplished partially by the stock being partially hollowed in a rectangular cut. This was abandoned in later years. All of my 2 3/4" 20 ga. M37 Ithacas hover just below 6 lbs. The Upper Sandusky 20 ga. TurkeySlayer is a real tub weighing 7 lbs. The stock is solid plastic unlike the hollow styrene stocks on some guns. I don't have much use for a 20 ga. turkey gun that carries like a 12. Additionally, the barrel isn't designed for removal. Other than weight, the Upper Sandusky guns are well made. The 28 ga. is a solid 6 lbs. Weight could've been shaved more had the barrel been offered without a vent rib. Gil

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The 20 gauge turkey model might make a good trap gun for a former pro boxer, who was a little recoil sensitive.
7lbs would soak up recoil in a 20, that is for sure.

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Getting back to Winchester Model 12 featherweights, I own one, it was my first shotgun given to me by my father. I hope to pass it down. I remember pheasant hunting with my dad, after a long
afternoon, we stopped to cross a fence. I held his 1897 and thought, "wow, this is heavy compared to my featherweight."

A couple of years ago, I picked up an extra barrel with a polychoke on it. I still haven't gotten around to having it shortened and screw in chokes added.

The Model 12 featherweight and Model 25 were variations of the Winchester Model 12 that were cheaper to manufacture. Personally, I think of the Model 25 as being the solid frame version of the Model 12 featherweight, just due to the similarities of the left sides of the receiver, in particular
the cutout in the receiver for the operating bar.


Are they pricey asks Fallschirmjaeger, not particularly in today's market. Here is a link to one that went fairly cheaply in my opinion on gunbroker.

Model 12 featherweight

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Thank you PhysDoc... That price seems extremely reasonable.

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you are welcome, if you bide your time and wait, good deals come up on
model 12's, model 12 featherweights, and model 25's.

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I Just picked up a solid rib Heavy Duck with quite a bit of finish wear but excellent mechanics for $550 shipped. A really cool gun a very reasonable price.

http://content.invisioncic.com/r266882/m...8b33cdd419.jpeg

Here is the Featherweight with the Heavy Duck. Same barrel length, 1lb 9oz difference!

http://content.invisioncic.com/r266882/m...d3e9c28082.jpeg

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Originally Posted By: PhysDoc


A couple of years ago, I picked up an extra barrel with a polychoke on it. I still haven't gotten around to having it shortened and screw in chokes added.


You may want to take a close look at that choke. If it's a Cutts and not a PolyChoke. Some factory Cutts had mounting flanges integral to the barrel and not sweated on and are quite rare.


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