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My new old toy

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Mark W., Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Winchester Model 1897 12ga., 30", full, early series D, takedown. w/ checkered butt plate. DOM 1905 pretty good condition. After a quick safety check by my gunsmith it will be a new toy for the skeet range as well as do some Pheasant and Bunny hunting on dry days.

    I measured the choke and it sits at .692" so just a hair tighter then what we would call a Improved Modified so yes I'll need to be on my game to hit a lot of clay.


    Picked it up for the amazing price of $346.00 at the local pawn shop.
  2. jer fly

    jer fly cottage grove Member

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    Great buy! I wouldn't have been able to pas that up. I have my grandpas 97 and killed my first grouse with it (full choke, close range,= bad idea) A true classic.
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    That's a $350 gun every where I've seen them
    nice gun though.