Winchester's Model 12 replaced another Browning-designed gun, the Model 1897 Winchester, but it was everything the 97 was not: hammerless, slick and streamlined. The Model 12 earned the nickname "the Perfect Repeater" and for years it was the last word in pump guns. It has been used for everything from quail hunting to clearing trenches. The Model 12 was produced from 1912 to 1964, then made in special production runs into this century. Incidentally the first Model 12s were 20 gauges, with 16s and 12s added to the line afterwards.