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That is a heck of a buy on the 16-ga Model 12. Got a next door neighbor when we were in Texas City who had an 1897 in 16-ga. Ammo readily available then. I'd like an 1897, a Model 12, an Ithaca Model 37 and a Browning Sweet 16 all in 16-ga. Not that I could do much with them beyond fondle them these days...
Now if I could only find a left hand safety for this Model 12.
 

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It's the rate of rifling twist that enables a heavier bullet to stabilize.
Yep, just like the newer M16s (M4, mostly, now) and its silly-villian offspring with 1;8 twists. Long heavy bullets now in vogue, fast twist and the bullets stabilize well and are accurate. The Army spent a lot of time and effort developing the 30-40 before adoption (ammo test rifles were new-build Trapdoors) - including adopting a 1:10 twist rate to go with that 220-gr bullet.
 
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I'm quite excited to see this shooting results one day.. The accuracy and the corresponding MV, if possible, too... The .30-40 Krag is a "rare guest" :);) In a M1895 Winchester especially.. .

(But despite this, don't hurry with the bee's, at least not as long as you miss your fully operational Model 12 😜)
 
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