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WTS WA Winchester 1897 Takedown 12ga Project Gun

Discussion in 'Shotgun Classifieds' started by Spec.-K, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Spec.-K

    Spec.-K Longview, WA Active Member

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    So I'm selling my 1897 home defense 12ga lovingly called "The Hamburgler".

    The 18.5" barrel on it throws quite a spread!

    It is a functioning and firing gun, but I'm selling it as a parts gun because the pump arm can sometimes slide loose from the bolt, most likely caused by the awesome cowboy slam-fire action!!! ;)

    The stock has a small crack that has been pinned, and it has a recoil pad installed.

    The front wood has seen better days and has a few lengthwise cracks, but still intact. A little wood glue could fix it up.

    In my youth, I polished the brown off the barrel and mag tube, but the patina is returning over the years.

    It is a takedown model, so the polished parts could easily be replaced.
    The numbers on the barrel and receiver do not match up, and there is some play at the receiver, but she runs.
    She's not winning any beauty contests, but she has character!

    If anyone could use this to fix up one of their 1897, or knows how to fix this one ship-shape.
    It is functional, and the barrel band can be moved back slightly to keep the pump in, just minority throws off the aesthetics of it.

    Price is $220.
    Or I'd consider trading for a Handi-Rifle Or Rossi Combo. Possibly a bolt action of some sort, a Cricket Rifle or similar, or a Savage 320 Or 350 12ga.
    Would also trade for a pistol of some sort.
    Let me know what you've got! :)

    Can meet between Longview and Vancouver. Could also meet in Rainier or Clatskanie at FFL.
    Buyer pays transfer fees for FFL (thanks stupid voters...)


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  2. TOVO

    TOVO SW WA. Active Member

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    Humm. So do the serial number between the receiver and take down barrel match? These shotgun where designed to slam fire. Do the receiver and take down barrel have different serial numbers ? If so your problem is the timing on the take down.
     
  3. mudflatmike

    mudflatmike Lake Stevens, Wa. Active Member

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    Slide the magazine band back towards the receiver where it belongs (look for the 2 dimples on the underside of the barrel) and your problem will go away.
     
  4. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    designed to slam fire? no. designed without a disconnector, yes.
     
  5. nickc138

    nickc138 st.helens New Member

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    still for sale? so the only problem is the pump slide is coming loose from the bolt?
     
  6. beebop91

    beebop91 Maryland New Member

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    Would you ship the shotgun? Please advise
    Thanks Billy
     
  7. Spec.-K

    Spec.-K Longview, WA Active Member

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    Still available
     
  8. Spaz

    Spaz Clackamas County Active Member

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    If you still have this at Thanksgiving when I come back, I'll take this off your hands.
     
  9. Spec.-K

    Spec.-K Longview, WA Active Member

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    Guy never got back to me, so it's still available.
     
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    STUKA Close to Milwaukie Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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