Just received possession of my grandfather's heirloom Winchester Model 12, 12 g, full choke takedown shotgun. Nice figured dark walnut, nice checkering with normal dings and wear and one repaired crack in the stock. There is a gold inlay on the bottom of the stock with his name engraved. Ser 489606. Any idea when it was produced? I'll get pictures up on Monday. My brother just got it back from a gunsmith who did a nice cleaning and replaced the rock hard recoil pad (did a lousy job of that unfortunately) oh, I'm assuming 2 3/4 inch shells are appropriate. The leather takedown case that I remembered seeing when I was a kid fell apart according to my brother so I stuck it in gun sock for the time being until I order a case. Thanks!