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The Classic Winchester Model 12 Shotgun from the Inside Out [VIDEO]

Ever wonder what makes a pump action shotgun work on the inside?

Larry Potterfield makes a Winchester model 12 shotgun with cut-out sections to show how it all works.

Learn how a Winchester model 12 pump action shotgun really works from the inside out.

We are sad to see this classic Winchester model 12 shotgun depart the world as a shootable sporting arm. But it is turned into a great educational tool instead!

Larry Potterfield of Midway USA cuts and mills out sections of this now discontinued shotgun to show its internal mechanisms. With this gunsmithing, we can watch where the loaded shells go and how the whole gun operates. This is usually all hidden to us in a pump action shotgun.

Now we know what’s really going on in our gun.

The Classic Winchester Model 12 Shotgun from the Inside Out [VIDEO]