Model: Model 1400 MK II
Serial Number: N538944
Year of Manufacture: 1968-1972
Caliber: 12 Gauge 2 ¾” Shells
Action Type: Semi-Automatic, Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “WINCHESTER MODEL 1400 – 12 GA. 2 ¾ CHAM. / MADE IN NEW HAVEN, CONN. U.S.A. WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL / MOD.” There is a proof mark on the top of the barrel. The left side of the receiver is marked “MODEL 1400 MK II / N538944” and there is a proof mark on the top of the receiver.
Barrel Length: 28”
Sights / Optics: The shotgun is mounted with a steel bead front sight atop a full length ventilated rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered wood. The fore stock has about half a dozen compression marks, the most notable of which is about ½” long. The butt stock shows light handling marks, with no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the red Winchester recoil pad, which is pliable but firm. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 90% of its metal finish. The balances of the finish shows mild pinprick surface erosion and rub marks that do not go through the finish. The markings are clear. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Very Good to Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this shotgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This Winchester 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun is a versatile field gun, at home in the dove fields or hunting for upland game. With its semi-automatic operation it should be quite pleasant to shoot, and with its slightly blemished finish it won’t have to be coddled in the field.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This shotgun can be transferred in California.
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