The Winchester Model 1912, also known as the Model 12 , is a pump-action shotgun that was produced from 1912 to 1964 by Winchester. It was designed by Winchester engineer T.C. Johnson, and was based in part on the M1893/97 design by John M. Browning, in that it used a sliding forearm or "pump action" to cycle the mechanism. The United States armed forces used various versions of the Model 12 in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Unlike most modern pump-action shotguns, the Winchester Model 12 had no trigger disconnector. It fired each time the action closed with the trigger depressed. Another shot would be fired as fast as one could pump the action. Its tubular magazine was loaded through the bottom of the gun. Empty shotgun shells ejected to the right. Depending on the wooden plug installed in the magazine, two, three, or four shells could be stored in the tubular magazine. The magazine holds six 2¾-inch 12 ga. shells, when no plug is installed. Initially chambered for 20 gauge only, the 12 and 16 gauge versions were released in 1913, and the 28 gauge version came out in 1934.
By 1964, nearly two million Model 12 shotguns had been produced. It was discontinued due to production costs and competition with the Model 870. While never mass produced after 1964, several versions of the Model 12 were produced for specialized gun collector purchase programs. The Model 12 was discontinued entirely with the closure of the New Haven Connecticut factory by the U.S. Repeating Arms Company in 2006.
Battlefield Heroes features three variants of the Model 12 shotgun for the Gunner and Soldier kits. Each variant has a two identical versions for the Royal and National Army respectively. The Super and Uber versions of each variant of the Model 12 are Double-Barrel Shotguns.
Hubble's Double Trouble and Steiner's ShotgunEdit
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Hubble's Double Trouble and Steiner's Shotgun are the standard Shotgun for the Royal Army and National Army Gunners and Soldiers. Both weapons are available by default and have an unlimited duration. Their in-game stats state that the weapon have a moderate rate of fire and range, and a 10-round magazine.
Stewart's Shotty and Friedrich's Fly SwatterEdit
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Stewart's Shotty and Friedrich's Fly Swatter are a close-range version of the standard shotguns. They have a 12-round magazine, as well as a high rate of fire but a short range.
Slugger and Uwe's OverpoweredEdit
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The Slugger and Uwe's Overpowered are the long range version of the stand shotguns. They only hold eight rounds per magazine and a low rate of fire, yet have an effective range.