Do you have an old Winchester Model 12? I have two, a 1940 12 gauge and a 1941 16 gauge – a nicely matched set, both with field stocks and solid ribs, both restored and fitted with Briley choke tubes. The Model 12 is the gold standard of pump shotguns; the hand-fitted guns would cost thousands today, if made by the same techniques used by Winchester from 1912 to 1964.
And, if she’s serious about saying that Australia’s gun bans and confiscations are a good idea, Her Imperial Majesty Hillary I doesn’t think you should have them. Excerpt:
Think the gun control agenda of Hillary Clinton has nothing to do with you and your guns? Think again. If you own a Ruger 10/22 or a Remington Model 870, your guns are on the list “worth looking at” for national confiscation and destruction. Pump-action shotguns, semi-auto .22s, all gone in the land Down Under.
It should send chills down the spine of every freedom-loving Americans to know the leading democratic presidential candidate says Australian-style gun control is on the table. As Hillary Clinton told a town hall in New Hampshire. “I don’t know enough details to tell you how we would do it or how it would work, but certainly the Australia example is worth looking at,” Let me tell you what the “Australian example” really means. And I’ll do it through one gun.
Again, we see the same old problem: The very people who think gun control is a good idea don’t know jack shit about guns. The only thing the Australian bans accomplished was to take guns away from people who weren’t causing any problems; hunting guns, personal protection pieces, it didn’t matter what; they were banned, confiscated (with a token payment) and scrapped.
Meanwhile, in Melbourne alone, crimes committed with firearms have doubled since the ban was passed.
In Australia, your grandfather’s heirloom Model 12, one of the finest sporting firearms ever made, is illegal. Her Imperial Majesty thinks this is “worth looking at.” ‘Nuff said.