Winchester Model 1897
Designed by John M. Browning as a safer and sturdier improvement over his previous Model 1893, the Winchester Model 1897 would become the most popular shotgun on the American market until its discontinuation in 1957 when hammerless designs became common. Over one million examples were produced, having set standard in pump shotgun design still seen to this day.
The Model 1897 was offered in numerous barrel lengths and grades, chambered in 12 and 16 gauge, and as a solid frame or takedown. This example from 1923 is a 12 gauge with takedown frame.
- New buttstock in 1X fancy American walnut, early round-ball pistol grip, black recoil pad fitted
- Strip and soak original forend
- Hand-rub in Winchester red oil finish
- Checker in Winchester “H” pattern
- Polish barrel and magazine, restore original markings, rust blue
- Polish receiver and parts for correct finish, restore all original markings
- Nitre blue screws and pins
- Color case harden hammer
- Charcoal blue receiver, slide, bolt, trigger and small parts
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