Had a previous post on a 97 but the deal went south, got a bottle of Crown Royal as an apology though. If anyone asks I'll tell the story. Bought a Winchester model 1897 yesterday. This is one that can be slam fired! And a take down model also. Has an external hammer, what can be done is hold down the trigger and when a new round is pumped into the chamber it will fire automatically as the hammer follows the bolt. Found it in Cabela's for $400. Had trigger lock on it in the rack so took it back to their office to remove it. Pulled the trigger and saw the hammer drop when pumped and I said "I'll take it" Finish is worn but it locks up tight with no slop. Bore is mirror smooth, screws are not buggered, internal parts are sharp and clean. I do not think this was shot much. Serial no. makes it a 1927 product.