Winchester Model 1897

(2 customer reviews)



NOTE: this is an example of a previous customer restoration, and therefore the firearm is not for sale. Please browse the showroom for our current selection of restoredpre-ownedrefinished and manufactured firearms.

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.

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History Restored

  • 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

Additional information

Log Number 33403






Year of Manufacture



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2 reviews for Winchester Model 1897

  1. Douglas Miller

    You did a great job on an old classic.

    • Sara Turnbull

      Thank you, Douglas!

  2. John Hoffmann

    Spectacular as always !

    I love seeing all of the hand work but especially the metalwork with the filing , sanding and carding
    Chasing the factory lettering etc is still a bit above my pay grade…

    • Sara Turnbull

      Thanks, John!

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