- Wanted Ad Type
- Want to Buy, Want to Trade For
- 12 Gauge
Earlier this week, I happened to come across a really nice 1897 heat shield that someone no longer wanted. I gave it a new home, and now I’m now looking for something to put it on! I’m looking for an 1897 that is reliable, in good working order and condition, and has shortened stock and barrel.
I’ve shot a couple of these, but never owned one. Anything I should know in my search? This question goes to sellers or anyone reading this post and willing to share some info. I’m also not looking for safety warnings or any cautions against this, but rather things to look for and things to look out for when getting one. Any years or serial numbers to avoid? I saw one post about avoiding earlier years, but no reason to back it up and no other posts regarding the same subject. Any input? What makes one model of these more desirable than others? I know that there are trap models and such, but other than barrel length or stock variations, would the internals or any important parts be different? Better quality or smoother action?
Another thing, if you’re sending me an offer to purchase, please include anything you know about it. I don’t care if it’s boring or exciting, but the history of some older guns are interesting. Whether it was a farm gun, is from a pd station, or saw action elsewhere, it’s just genuinely cool to know where they’ve gone and what they’ve seen.
I’m not interested in reproductions.
I have a few quality firearms I could offer for trade, which I’d prefer to do, but if you have a nice model at a fair price, I’m not opposed to working out a cash deal if that’s your only interest.
I’m located in Smokey point, just above Marysville. I’m willing to travel a short distance, however, I’d greatly prefer to meet closer to my location. I’m not interested in any models being shipped to me, I don’t like taking the risk.
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