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Found, 97 Winchester

Discussion in 'Shotgun Discussion' started by ditchtiger, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Scored a "97" yesterday for $220. Deals are still out there for the lucky few
    Worn bluing but the stock is clean, gouge and crack free.
    First thing I checked was that the hammer dropped when pumping with the trigger pulled, you bet it did so I bought it.
    Not much pump action shooting now days as it hurts various joints. Still have a 870 trap gun and a 590 with the marine finish. Lately I only shoot an 1100 with a 5 round mag. extension. That goes through a box of shells fast when trick shooting. I can hit 5 hand thrown clays. A long way from the record, 11 I think. But 5 at once is all I can throw these days.
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Is it a take down model or solid receiver?
     
  3. ma96782

    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Great price. I love my Winchester 1897. It gets more use than my Rem 870.

    Aloha, Mark
     
  4. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    What is the barrel length friend?
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Here's a pic of what I turned my 97' into.
    Bought a special custom magazine follower and spring that allows 6 rds instead of 5.

    win pump 12 001.JPG
     
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  6. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Did that come with the bayonet? Isn't that worth the price you paid?
     
  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I found this original 1917 bayonet with US markings on Craigslist of all places.
    It was passed down from a relative that was in WW l.


    win pump 12 002.JPG