Author Topic: Mag extension for Model 12  (Read 2705 times)

Brooklyn Slim

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Mag extension for Model 12
« on: June 04, 2014, 08:25:08 AM »
I use a Model 12 as backup for my 97, which has been behaving poorly of late.  I also use the Moel 12 (30 inch barrel) for trap, and am thinking of getting into 3 gun fun.

I can legally use the Model 12 for all 3 games, but with a 6 round mag, the Model 12 is at a disadvantage in 3 gun.  So am considering extending the magazine to hold an additional 2 or 4 rounds.

My question is whether a Model 12 with a mag extension would still be legal for WB, understanding that I couldn't load more then 6 shells in a WB match.

Appreciate any advice.

B Slim

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Re: Mag extension for Model 12
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2014, 09:16:01 AM »
External modifications not listed in the rule books are not acceptable.

Is this an external mod? yes

Is this listed in the rule book as an acceptable mod?  no

So the answer has to be?  not acceptable

You can try filing a modification request with the powers that be, and it might get decided that this can be a modification they will write into the rules or at least give you and acceptable-use modification response.

Good luck, GJ

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Abe E.S. Corpus

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Re: Mag extension for Model 12
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2014, 11:25:04 AM »
Is it possible to extend a Model 12 magazine tube anyway?

I always thought a cowboy action shooter accustomed to single loading a '97 would be able to hold his own in 3 gun.

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Re: Mag extension for Model 12
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2014, 12:00:45 PM »
 ;D bs, the good news is mag tubes switch out very easy. Just by a spare tube extend it
And slap it on there when you want to shoot 3 gun. Use the standard length for the wild bunch
Game. Or it's a good excuse to buy another pump gun already rigged out for three gun if you
Get into a lot of 3 gun.   Dusty Boddams

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Re: Mag extension for Model 12
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2014, 12:57:22 PM »
Brooklyn, I can assure you that the Committee would NOT approve an application to add an extension to a Model 12 magazine tube. I shot 3gun for 2 years with my '97 and won several of the SG heave stages at local matches. Unless you are shooting at a very high level you can do pretty well with a model 12 or '97. Few use pumps except in Heavy Metal class anymore.
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Brooklyn Slim

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Re: Mag extension for Model 12
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2014, 01:57:08 PM »
Thanks for the responses. 

I'm taking a 3 gun class at a local club, and the guys were kind of scraping the clouds with their noses when I showed up with my '97.  They all had Brownings and Remingtons tricked out specially for 3 gun, with long magazines, some of which extended past the end of the barrel.

I had never thought of swapping out magazines tubes on the model 12 when using it for 3 gun, and back to stock for WB.  I wanted to use the model 12 because I find I can do the dual shotshell loading thing easier with the model 12 than with the '97, plus the 30 inch barrel would allow for the magazine extension.

Anyway, thanks again for the suggestions.

B Slim

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Re: Mag extension for Model 12
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2014, 11:45:40 PM »
There was a shotty in the Wild Bunch movie with an extended mag! ;)

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Re: Mag extension for Model 12
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2014, 04:40:35 PM »
AND a full automatic machine gun belt fed.