Winchester Model 12 Cut-Away Live Demo

MidwayUSA has posted up a video of Larry Potterfield himself showcasing a live cut-away of a Winchester Model 12. MidwayUSA cut-away the shotgun themselves using typical shop tools; which begs the question, will they cut-away anything we send them?

Video below. Be prepared to gawk.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Nicks87

    A Winchester Model 12 was my first 12 ga. shotgun, I loved that gun and regret selling it.
    I quit doing business with midway because everything I need from them is always out of stock. Oh well, maybe they wont miss my business but you would think they would do a better job of stocking the more popular items.

    • Tiru Maru

      I find their shipping costs are a little out of line also..

      • Cymond

        They’ve improved their shopping costs recently, and I’ve found a minor trick to save a buck or two on small orders.

        Some items have free shipping. If you add them to your cart, they actually reduce your shipping charge.
        Example: I had a $4 shipping charge on a small order. I added a pocket tool that cost $2 and included free shipping.My shipping cost changed to $0, so I basically saved $2 and got a free pocket tool.

        • Tiru Maru

          I’ll keep that in mind next time. Thanks

  • wetcorps

    Ok this is awesome.

  • anon

    If larry potterfield did an audiobook of 50 shades of grey, i would be all over that…

    • J.J

      Yeah with his wife’s feet.

  • M.M.D.C.

    Very cool, but somehow the sins of a bulge in the barrel and a refinished stock don’t seem to warrant being chopped up and made into a demo.

    I know, I know, there were millions of them made, but a Winchester shotgun is a thing of beauty.

    • Southpaw89

      Agreed, cool, but also sad.

  • Giolli Joker

    I generally like his videos and this is no exception… is he really such a nice gentleman as he appears?

  • Jack Morris

    I wish Larry was my grandpa. Him or Hickok.

    • Giolli Joker

      Jerry Miculek is in pole position as well.
      Although, most likely Mr Potterfield is the wealthiest of the three so he would jump in first place. 😀