Just bought a winchester 1300 defender! With wood stock!

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by TNKING89, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. TNKING89

    TNKING89 New Member

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    What are some good upgrades to this model?
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Old style or new style. The earlier 1300's had few "upgrades" available. Side saddle, butt stock ammo carrier, some stock options.

    IMHO the 1200/1300 series of shotguns were some of the best pump guns ever made. Damn strong, reliable, just not a lot of accessories available. The Mossy's and 870's have more of a mainstream following. For me, the Winchester pump guns will always be in my inventory.
     

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    A side saddle to carry more ammo and possibly a sling and you should be good to go. Maybe a light mount and light too.
     
  4. TNKING89

    TNKING89 New Member

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    Ya it's a beautiful gun might just leave it stock
     
  5. TNKING89

    TNKING89 New Member

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    This is it
     

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  6. esteban2800

    esteban2800 New Member

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    I bought a Specter Gear Winchester 1300/FN Police Buttstock Shell Holder with Rear Adapter for a few bucks on eBay. It holds 6 shells. No too many upgrades but it is strictly a self-defense shotgun.
     
  7. esteban2800

    esteban2800 New Member

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    Here's something you can buy.. besides a flash light.
     

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  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The first thing I would do is get rid of the wood.
     
  9. akers06

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    Are you sure it is a defender because in this pic it looks like a regular 1300 the defender holds 9 shells
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That is not a "Defender" in my mind. It is a nice Winchester shotgun with standard (5 shot) mag tube. I believe Choate makes mag extensions for them. A side saddle and/or a buttstock ammo carrier and a couple cases of ammo will round it our nicely.

    Nothing wrong with the wood. It could be died/stained darker if you chose to.
     
  11. gmaster456

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    In my opinion, nothing needs to be done to it.