Like I need another shotgun...

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by UnderFire, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    Today I came across this Winchester 1300 Ranger for a $175.
    I checked the barrel/bore for fouling found no signs, checked the action-smooth, looked it over with a fine tooth comb. This shotgun has to be the best 1300 I've seen, barely any use what-so-ever. Makes me wonder why so cheap? I buy the gun figuring if there are problems I can fix it at a minimal cost. I take my new to me shotgun to my local range. At the range I borrow some tools and take apart the gun and inspect & clean everything. Unbelievable the gun is basically new. I reassemble the gun and buy some ammo, clays and range time. The gun performed flawlessly!!

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    This makes 7 shotguns for me. I have 3 Remingtons; (2) 870s, (1) 1100.
    3 Winchesters; (1) Model 12, (1) Model 1500 XTR, now (1) 1300 Ranger and 1 Weatherby SAS Field. So that's 4 pumps and 3 semi-auto's.

    I plan on making my new to me Win. 1300 Ranger a competition gun, but I have to do some work to it first; trigger pull needs to be less, action can get better, and get some custom competition choke tubes. :D

    Did I go over-board here?
    How many shotguns do you own?
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    One, and it has an 18.5" barrel on it. ;)
     

  3. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    Hey CA357,
    One of my 870's has a 18.5" barrel.
    The other 870 I use for competition and Turkey hunting. :)
     
  4. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    Two Saiga 12's
    Winchester 1400
    Two 1100's
    Winchester 1300
    Mossy 500 converted to 590
    stevens bolt action

    I think you and I are in a pretty close race:D
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It is no secret to the FTF members that I am a 1200/1300 fan. $175??!!! Great deal. The only problem I have is...Is it a 1300 or a Ranger? These should be mutually exclusive terms. The Ranger I have is a model 120. The 1200 is called a 1200 and the 1300 is a 1300. I have never seen Ranger and 1300 appear on the same gun. Is is perhaps a Ranger receiver and 1300 barrel? This could explain the action. The Rangers were not finished out as nicely as the 1300's. My 1200 is every bit as smooth and fast as a 1300, but it is well broken in and smooth as glass after almost 30 years of use.

    The Rangers will smooth out as they break in or you can expidite this process if you wish.

    Great find. I'll give you $200 for it right now.
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I was going to offer $200 until I saw robo beat me to it. I'll go $225. I LOVE 1300s!!
     
  7. Missileman

    Missileman New Member

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    Rem 1100 12ga Trap
    Rem 1100 28ga Field
    Rem 1100 20ga Skeet B
    Rem 1100 16ga
    Rem 870 28ga
    Ithica mod 37 16ga
    Win Super X-1 Skeet
    S&W 1000 20ga Skeet
    Browning Citori 16ga
    Browning Citori 28ga
    SKB 385 Sporting 20ga 28in, with 28/410 tubes
    SKB 385 Sporting Combo 20/28ga 30in
    Long Tom 12ga (break open, circa 1910 or so)
     
  8. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Let the bidding continue...$250!!!!
     
  9. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Do you really want to go there??







    $275!!!!
     
  10. UnderFire

    UnderFire New Member

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    WHOA,WHOA,WHOA guys (Robo & spitty) the guns a keeper,
    and I'm gonna keep it. :) I have 7 shotguns and wish I had 7 more. :D

    Robo,

    I guess it's a Model 1300 not a 1300 Ranger.
    There's no "Ranger" identification on the receiver. The barrel has "Winchester Model 1300" engraved on it. I had gotten the "Ranger" reference from one of my reference manuals (see picture below). Obviously the manual is wrong.
    I hope the break-down diagram isn't incorrect. :eek:
    Thanks for clearing that up for me.

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    As far as the action- it's probably not broken-in yet. I feel that the 75 loads I ran through it yesterday has been the most use this gun has ever had. I believe the action could be better. I'm going to check into it. I'm totally impressed with the gun. At $175 I couldn't refuse the offer. I wish I could find 10 more deals like this one.
    Robo & Spitty, how many shotguns do you own?
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2010
  11. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    One Million Dollars!
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  12. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    "Ranger" was a name Winchester attached to their basic, no frills firearms. Kind of like the Remington "Express". The only difference was finish. Matte blue and uncheckered oil finished hardwood stocks (synthetic sometimes I think). All parts interchange including barrels. There are some internal differencds between the 1200 and 1300 series. The 120 is the "Ranger" pump shotgun. Mine is mechanically a 1200.
     
  13. davemccarthy707

    davemccarthy707 New Member

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    I have a nearly new 1300 Defender. A 1957 A-5 12 ga in 2 3/4 and a 1965
    A-5 12 ga in 3 inch magnum. These cover all my bases (I have 2 Jap barrels for the mag gun for waterfowling).
     
  14. Uchahi

    Uchahi New Member

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    O man I kinda feel left out. I only have 1 shotgun. Moss-500
     
  15. Rossignol

    Rossignol New Member

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    I only have one, for now :), Mossberg 500, but will be adding another very soon! Cleary one just isnt enough! The next one I get I plan to set up for long range field use, coyote and deer...