Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. The balance of the finish shows normal operational wear on the slide arm, magazine tube, internal components and on the receiver in shallow form. I noticed you have to slightly bump the slide forward before it will pump on the initial cycle. To make credit card lay away payments, click here:. The action has solid lockup, the hammer has a strong spring, the trigger breaks clean. David, from your photo it is hard to tell the condition of the gun.
When two or more agree with proof it has validity. Regards Dave With pictures of both sides of the receiver and breech bolt area, I might be able to tell from the 30 plus major engineering changes and 50 plus minor engneering changes, when it might have been built. Thanks for all your help. We are perplexed and that's why we lean to post it on an auction site to see what happens. If it went through a rebuild then it would have been all parked. It looks to be 80%.
Ask for the Winchester Repeating Arms Historian. The real catcher is the handguard. All paper forms of payment already reflect a 3% cash discount. The receiver looks parked but the mag tube and action bar look blued. You may want to take it to a good and trusted gun smith and have him tell you how original it is, safe it is, if it has been reblued etc.
Thanks for all of your help. Spend the money for a good book. Regards dave Hi hunter: those screw heads look fantastic!! The magazine tube should be slightly shorter than standard if it is indeed a brush gun, however, I don't have the specs on that in front of me. Below is the download link for a special resource for dating Winchester firearms. Any thoughts would be great. If you have any questions regarding this item, you should contact the Seller before bidding. Regarding the slam-firing, it's fun as can be, but the same feature also makes the 97 a little dangerous if you've never been around one.
If your firearm is not listed, we probably do not have any additional information. Also, handguard seems to fit well with no shims, etc. A fellow collector, Bert H, has copies of the Winchester Polishing Room records and can date the gun for you. Sears, since it would not sign such an agreement, was cut off and had to obtain their guns in an underhanded manner. Model 1897 serial numbers begin at serial number 31609, approximately where the 1893 model serials ended. Originality and condition are the other important factors. It does not look to have seen much use outside of the factory, no one would scoff at this as a bedside defender, especially if you get a bayonet for it! Again anything is possible, it's trying to prove 100 plus years later that's difficult! In general, this information is the same that you would get if you called our customer service department and asked them for the information.
It had 4 rolls of holes on vent. The magazine tube should be slightly shorter than standard if it is indeed a brush gun, however, I don't have the specs on that in front of me. The riot barrells had a taper on them , more so than the little or none of a trench. Well, this is the discussion my buddy and I have already had. The am prettyr sure magazine tube is shorter than a standard when compaired to each other.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. No confidentail records were used. It was likely made in 1918. If it's bbeen worked on, it was by someone who knew what they were doing. That is why I asked about the shims. If you would like to be notified when we receive your payment, please obtain a tracking number from your carrier. At least it now makes some sense why it doesn't have a serial number.
They were mainly used here in the states. Total production of the model 1897 reached 1,024,700, when the parts clean-up began, resulting in 2,000 more guns assembled. The finish seem not to match. So, might be best to see what happens on an auction? The shotgun in question was a double-barreled shotgun, which was not used because they were unable to obtain high powered ammunition and that type of gun is slow to reload in close combat. © Winchester Repeating Arms, 2012, 2015, R. Buyer Tip: If you're the High Bidder in an auction when it closes, don't assume you're the final High Bidder.
There is some good words of wisdom here from other like minded members too. Here's a trench gun I bought for my dad, but was passed back to me several years ago after he passed. Chris More information and lots of photos: - What is the choke marking on the barrel? Please leave feedback when the gun is happily received, this tells us that you have happily received your item. Mike Mike, If it's for your private collection, offer a price you are comfortable with. But the fact remains; there is no original, single, totally accurate database of serial numbers from 1866 forward that we are aware of. Because when it is all said and done you have to be happy with the money you pay for something.
Shipping: To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks on especially long pieces or taking down takedowns. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. It is up to you on value , but a quick read through the '97 chapters in Bruce Canfield's book might get them to lower it to a more reasonable figure if you're looking for a shooter. Please obtain a tracking number from your carrier for immediate delivery confirmation of payment. Seems to have all the right parts in the right places, just lacks the proper marking, etc. Returns less shipping are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. How rare are the 1930's riot guns? I've looked on the manuafacture page and do not see this number.