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Gunsmith near Portland for Winchester 1897 shotgun work

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by nwtech, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. nwtech

    nwtech Oregon Member

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    Does anyone have a gunsmith that works on Winchester 1897 shotguns in the in or near Portland?
     
  2. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Hi nwtech,
    What is wrong with it? What is it not doing?
    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
     
  3. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    You can check with the various Cowboy Action (SASS) clubs in the area is these 87s are the main shotguns they use. Many of the clubs have gunsmiths.


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  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea if he has worked on any model '97's, but I have had some gunsmithing work on a few of my guns by Al's Gun Shop in Forest Grove (formerly Verboort). He was reasonable and did good work.
     
  5. nwtech

    nwtech Oregon Member

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    The gun and it's sibling have been sitting for a long time and need a serious cleaning. Also, I can't get one of them to go back together (they are takedown models) and I don't ever remember it being together in one piece (over 30 years). I'm worried if I take them apart I may not get them back together again. May want to get the barrel shortened also as one was already cut down.

    I had been thinking of contacting a Cowboy Action club. May call Al's tomorrow. Thanks for the input.
     
  6. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I have repaired many, and would be more than happy to take a look at yours.

    Just send me a pm if your interested
     
  7. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Just had 2 of mine repaired by a cowboy named General Lee Good. Unfortunately He's in Medford.

    Are you lookin to get the guns just in working order or are you wanting to "Cowboy" it?
     
  8. nwtech

    nwtech Oregon Member

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    I think I've found someone close by to help. Thanks for all the input.

    Not sure what I want to do until I make sure they are safe and in working order. I'm thinking of keeping one stock and the other with a shortened barrel for home defense. Lot of family history in them.
     
  9. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Here's one of the top guys in the country. Some helpful info too.

    Remember some 97s are not designed for modern shotshells (70mm vs 75mm). Get that checked out too.

    Old Western Gun Repair