Winchester Model 1897 Trap with Takedown Frame
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 restored, pre-owned, refinished 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 Trap example from 1900 is a 12 gauge with takedown frame.
- Strip stock of original finish, soak to remove excess oil, repair
- Refinish buttstock and forend in red oil finish
- Checker buttstock and forend to original
- Polish barrel and magazine tube
- Re-cut barrel addresses to original
- Rust blue barrel and magazine tube
- Polish receiver to period correct finish
- Restore original markings
- Charcoal blue receiver and parts
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