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Posted: 5/28/2012 9:57:18 PM
I was wondering what a good price would be for a used 1300 Defender. The shotgun appears to be in excellent/like new condition. I do not know how many rounds have been shot through it at this time. Is $325 too much? Thanks in advance for y'alls input.

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Posted: 5/28/2012 10:01:34 PM
These shotguns are now discontinued, and were not terribly expensive to begin with. I have an interest in them, because they tend to be faster than 870 shotguns for certain competition purposes. Matter of fact, I just bought a wood-stocked version as a backup/loaner this week for $250.00. Your price seems a little high, but not totally unreasonable if it has some decent aftermarket parts or something. Post a pic, perhaps.


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Posted: 5/28/2012 10:15:02 PM
Thanks Wombat25. The shotgun is stock, no aftermarket accessories. I've been in the market for one for HD and happened across this one. Everything I've read on this shotgun has really impressed me. I suppose I'll hold off on this one and see if I can't find one at a better price. So...if you know where I may be able to get my hands on one, I'd certainly appreciate it!
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Posted: 5/29/2012 11:09:53 AM
Originally Posted By Jayberd4:
Thanks Wombat25. The shotgun is stock, no aftermarket accessories. I've been in the market for one for HD and happened across this one. Everything I've read on this shotgun has really impressed me. I suppose I'll hold off on this one and see if I can't find one at a better price. So...if you know where I may be able to get my hands on one, I'd certainly appreciate it!


I inherited one last year w/ 2 barrels & it sold on consignemtn through a gun shop for $350 recently. But - it did come w 2 barrels. they are nice guns.
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Posted: 5/29/2012 12:51:05 PM
Got mine for 180.....excellent shape, but a few rust specks.
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Posted: 5/29/2012 1:05:08 PM
I got mine in '86 with a camo paint-job and folding stock for $50.

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Posted: 5/30/2012 11:11:50 AM
Thanks for all the input guys. I've been able to run across 4 (online) in the past couple weeks. Two were selling for $300 and two for $325. I lost a bid on one on GunBroker.com. The other dude won it for $360...about $60 more than I want to pay. I've called every where I know locally (AL) and no one seems to have one. I would prefer the black synthetic stock, but I may have to just get the wood stock and switch the furniture later. Keeping my eyes peeled.
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Posted: 5/30/2012 1:49:08 PM
Have you thought about just getting a standard 1200 or 1300 with a non vent rib barrel? Then just cut it down, Get a mag extension, and it will be the same as a defender minus the cost. I just bought a 1300 for $115shipped. Granted it's a 20ga but I plan on doing the same thing to it(Cutting it down etc..) I've seen 12ga's sell on GB for $150-$200

I can't believe someone paid $360 for it when the MSRP is $354
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Posted: 5/30/2012 3:55:02 PM
Originally Posted By JFCreally:
Have you thought about just getting a standard 1200 or 1300 with a non vent rib barrel? Then just cut it down, Get a mag extension, and it will be the same as a defender minus the cost. I just bought a 1300 for $115shipped. Granted it's a 20ga but I plan on doing the same thing to it(Cutting it down etc..) I've seen 12ga's sell on GB for $150-$200

I can't believe someone paid $360 for it when the MSRP is $354


That idea has crossed my mind, but I didn't/haven't given it much thought. I assume you plan on using your 20ga as a HD shotty? Yeah, I'm keeping a close eye on GB. If you run across one (that you aren't going to buy yourself) on there or anywhere else, gimme a holler if you don't mind.

I can't believe he spent that much either. I got a little carried away with the competition aspect of it and before I knew it I was at $350, so I quit. LOL. The starting bid was $325, so if nothing else I can relish in the fact I made him spend $35 extra.
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Posted: 5/30/2012 5:50:37 PM
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I got mine of a local(In state) forum. I have a 1200 12ga I'm gonna use as a HD as I got a 22" Smooth bore slug barrel of eBay for $45shipped I just wanted a cheap one to cut the barrel down on, and also shorten the stock. If I see any for sell cheap I'll send you an IM.

Edit: Just checked GB. There's a lot of 1200's on there for under $200 with no bids. Saw one for $150 that has no vent rib. Didn't look at the other's. Also check out different models. 120/1200/1300, and I think even 1400's are all the same.
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Posted: 5/31/2012 6:24:05 PM
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1400s are the auto version.

I got this 1200 off gunbroker for less than 200.
I did add the heatshield/bayo mount & chopped the barrel since I wanted a trench version. I have to get new pics up since I refinished the wood.
The 1200s usually have nicer furniture than the 1300s

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Posted: 5/31/2012 7:28:59 PM
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That's a little high ($350). Defender is now called a Super X, is made in Turkey, and new at Academy for $329.
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Posted: 5/31/2012 7:36:21 PM
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Originally Posted By 80sgyrene:
1400s are the auto version.


Whoops, your right.

As for the Super-X(As the other poster said), I believe it has it's own stock and that you cannot switch them out. I could be wrong. I think it's only a 5+1 also unlike the original 7+1 defender.
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Posted: 5/31/2012 7:51:29 PM
I don't think all US-made Defenders were 7+1. Had a 7+1, currently have a 4+1.
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Posted: 5/31/2012 8:21:16 PM

Originally Posted By Mebsuta_1:
That's a little high ($350). Defender is now called a Super X, is made in Turkey, and new at Academy for $329.
I'd rather buy an older U.S. made unit that needed repairs than a modern foreign made version of an American weapon.

Just my opinion.

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Posted: 5/31/2012 9:36:31 PM
Good for you, but I am trying to help OP not over-pay.
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Posted: 5/31/2012 10:54:51 PM
Originally Posted By Mebsuta_1:
I don't think all US-made Defenders were 7+1. Had a 7+1, currently have a 4+1.


Looking at the Winchester site, they all are. Seen here. If they weren't 7+1 they would just be a normal 1300.
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Posted: 5/31/2012 11:09:03 PM
My current Defender is just like this:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=284209
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Posted: 6/1/2012 12:44:24 AM
Originally Posted By Mebsuta_1:
My current Defender is just like this:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=284209


This is probably why:
There was a Model 1200 Defender. It was offered with either a 4 or 7 shot magazine that had a front bead or rifle sights.

I'm talking about the 1300
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Posted: 6/1/2012 2:25:24 AM
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I'm sure it's a 1300. I know what it says on the Winchester site, but look. Not trying to be a smarty, just saying.



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Posted: 6/1/2012 3:36:09 AM
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i own a winchester 1300 defender. 7+1 and i picked it up in 1999 for about $225 or so.

and it will cycle the mini shells. i think you can shove like 14 mini shells in it.

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Posted: 6/1/2012 11:26:37 AM
Originally Posted By Mebsuta_1:
I'm sure it's a 1300. I know what it says on the Winchester site, but look. Not trying to be a smarty, just saying.


My bad.. That's the first 1300 Defender I've seen with out the 7+1 mag tube.
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Posted: 6/2/2012 9:57:00 AM
I would say a good buy price is $200 for a plain 1200 bird gun. You can always sell the wood stocks on ebay and they go fast.
1300 defender runs more

Here's my M1200 clone
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Posted: 6/3/2012 5:22:23 PM
Searched high and low for a 1300. Found and bid on a couple on Gunbroker, but they always end up going for more that I wanted to pay for a used shotty that I know very little about its history. I broke down today at a gunshow and bought a Rem 870 Tactical NIB. I'll attempt to post a pic, but I've had a time trying to figure that out.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g278/jayberd4/Rem870.gif
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Posted: 6/29/2012 4:40:35 PM
I just had to resurrect this thread with a picture of the 1300 fleet:




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Posted: 6/30/2012 10:53:44 AM
Originally Posted By wombat25:
I just had to resurrect this thread with a picture of the 1300 fleet:

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g216/bhiggins25/Untitled-1.jpg




Good looking bunch of Defenders you have there. I'll eventually get one like the bottom one in your pic...only in black furniture. I am happy with my 870 tho.
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