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1988.8.303
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.303 | ca. 1915 | L: 39 in, Barrel length: 19.25 in, H: 8 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1897 slide action repeating shotgun was a revamped and greatly improved version of the Model 1893. An action slide lock was incorporated for safety and a wide variety of styles was introduced. The Model 1897 was the first Winchester shotgun to accomodate 2 3/4-inch shot shells, the first available in 16 gauge, and the first with solid frame or takedown features. It was the most famous visible hammer repeating shotgun made in America. This short barrel shotgun version was extremely popular with law enforcement agencies during this century--a few are still in use. Magazine capacity: 5 shot shells. | bottom receiver/E/488403/top bbl/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT. U.S.A./PAT. NOV. 25. 90. DEC. 6. 92. JULY 21. 96. FEB. 22. 98. JUNE 14. 98. OCT. 16. 1900. DEC. 25. 06. JULY 5. 10./12 GA/left side bbl/CYL/bolt actuating rod/MODEL 1897/-WINCHESTER-TR [obliterated] S. PAT. OFF./ | Riot version. | Model 1897 | Riot version | 12 gauge | 488403 | 1988.8.303v1.jpg | 1988.8.303v2.jpg | firearm | blued overall | slide action | repeating | varnished | finish | except for hammer which is in the white | magazine | stock | walnut | grooved | tubular | forend | semi-pistol grip | plastic buttplate | military | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.122
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.122 | ca. 1918 | H: 49.5 x 7.125 in, Barrel length: 28.75 in | PL barrel/TRADEMARK/NICKEL STEEL - WINCHESTER - MOD. 1912- 12 GA. FULL/REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF. & FGN./PR barrel/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONNECTICUT. U.S.A. PAT. JULY/21. 1893. FEB.22. JUNE 14. 1898. SEPT. 7. 24. 31. JUNE 7. 14. 28. JULY 5. 12. 1910. JULY 22. 1912./ | Winchester R & D label on Pl stock. | Model 1912 | 12 gauge | none | 1988.8.122.jpg | 1988.8.122v1.jpg | 1988.8.122v2.jpg | firearm | finish | bead and mid-bead with full matted, ventillated rib and receiver top | black diamonds at wrist | oiled | slide action | full | magazine | front sight | checkered | checkered, bakelite buttplate | barrel | take down | round barrel | stock | two-piece walnut | blued overall | single barrel | tubular | repeating | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.305
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.305 | ca. 1919 | L: 39.375 in, Barrel length: 19.5 in, H: 6 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1897 slide action repeating shotgun was a revamped and greatly improved version of the Model 1893. An action slide lock was incorporated for safety and a wide variety of styles were introduced. The Model 1897 was the first Winchester shotgun to accomodatee 2 3/4-inch shot shells, the first available in 16 gauge, and the first with solid frame or takedown features. It was the most famous visible hammer repeating shotgun made in America. This shotgun is commonly called a trench gun, having received its title from the trench warfare of WWI. As a short, multiple projectile, close-range firearm it was well suited for the trench's confined quarters. The submachine gun of WWII replaced the trench gun in this role. However, the short barrel shotgun is still used anywhere a handy, close-range firearm is needed. The bayonet lug on this shotgun accepts the Model 1917 Enfield bayonet. Magazine capacity: 5 shot shells. | bottom receiver/E/694881/top bbl/[P superscribed over W in an oval]/top receiver/[same motif]/left side bbl/[covered by hand guard] MS. CO. NEW HAVEN. CONNECTICUT. U.S.A./[covered by hand guard] 14. 98. OCT. 16. 1900. DEC. 25. 06. JULY. 5. 10./12 GA CYL/bolt actuating rod/MODEL 1897/-WINCHESTER-/TRADEMARK REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF./left side bbl/PAT. JAN. 15 & MAR. 19. 1918/ | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. | Model 1897 | 12 gauge | 694881 | 1988.8.305v1.jpg | 1988.8.305v2.jpg | firearm | semi-pistol grip | grooved | repeating | upper sling swivel unit | slide action | magazine | ventilated hand guard/heat shield | blued | sling swivel | bayonet lug | walnut | stock | forend | plastic buttplate | finish | tubular | military | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.118
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.118 | 1936 | L: 49.25 in, Barrel length: 28.75 in, H: 8.25 in | bottom of barrel/705612/PL barrel/WINCHESTER PROOFSTEEL-WINCHESTER-MODEL 12-12GA./FULL/PR barrel/MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS. CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. PAT. JULY 21. 1896/FEB. 22. JUNE 14. 1898 SEPT. 7 1909. MAY 17. 24. 31. JUNE 7. 14. 28. JULY 5. 12. 1910. JULY 22. 1913/ | Model 12 | 12 gauge | 705612 | 1988.8.118v1.jpg | 1988.8.118v2.jpg | firearm | checkered bakelite buttplate | front sight | pistol grip | varnished | barrel | grooved slide handle | take down | stock | matted receiver top | hammerless | bead | rear sight | magazine | round barrel | finish | blued overall | slide action | full | single barrel | tubular | receiver cutaway with numerous windows, particularly on the left, to demonstrate internal mechanisms | two-piece walnut | repeating | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.261
Browning, J.M. & M.S., Ogden...
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1988.8.261 | 1893 | L: 49.25 in, Barrel length: 29.125 in, H: 9.125 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This shotgun is operated by a sliding handle. The breech bolt moves back and forth, and when clear forward, is given a partial rotation by the sliding handle bar. This partial rotation turns a projection on the outside of the bolt down behind a shoulder on the receiver. | Browning Prototype | 12 gauge | none | 1988.8.261v2.jpg | 1988.8.261v1.jpg | firearm | tube load | finish | checkered | stock | pistol grip | slide action | unique rotating bolt | exposed hammer | blued | Browning | with bright frame | repeating | shotgun | Browning, J.M. & M.S., Ogden, UT

1988.8.298
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.298 | ca. 1930 | L: 49.25 in, Barrel length: 30 in, H: 7.375 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1897 slide action repeating shotgun was a revamped and greatly improved version of the Model 1893. An action slide lock was incorporated for safety and a wide variety of styles were introduced. The Model 1897 was the first Winchester shotgun to accommodate 2 3/4-inch shot shells, the first available in 16 gauge, and the first with solid frame or takedown features. It was the most famous visible hammer repeating shotgun made in America. The magazine holds five shells. Additional gloss information entered from written record 2/16/03: This new model was a revamped and greatly improved Winchester Model 1893 shotgun with several important changes: 1) The frame was strengthened and made longer to handle a 12 gauge 2-3/4 in. shell, as well as the 2-5/8 in. shell. 2) The frame at the top was covered so that the ejection of the fired shell was entirely from the side. 3)The gun could not be opened until a slight forward movement of the slide handle released the action slide lock. In firing, the recoil of the gun gave a slight forward motion to the slide handle and released the action slide lock, which enabled the immediate opening of the gun. In the absence of any recoil, the slide handle had to be pushed forward manually in order to release the action slide lock. 4) A movable cartridge guide was placed on the right side of the carrier block to prevent the escape of the shell when the gun was turned sideways in the act of loading. 5) The stock was made longer and with less drop. The model 1897 shotgun was first listed for sale in the November 1897 catalog, in 12 gauge solid frame only. The 12 gauge takedown was added in October 1898, the 16 gauge takedown was added in February 1900. Two piece walnut, oiled, grooved slide handle, semi-pistol grip, checkered Bakelite buttplate with old style Winchester trademark. Left side entirely cutaway from wrist through chamber area of barrel and magazine to demonstrate internal mechanism. The Model 1897 shotgun became popular immediately after its announcement and quickly outdistanced the sales of is principal competitors' models, the Spencer and Burgess guns. The Model 1897is the most famous visible hammer type repeating shotgun ever made in this country and is still used by a surprisingly large number of shooters who prefer the visible hammer type of mechanism. Discontinued in 1957, approximately 1,024,700 were made. The Model 1897 was followed by the Winchester Model 1900 rifle (Barnes 1980). | bolt actuating rod/MODEL 1897/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. IN U.S. PAT. OFF./barrel left/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVE, CON (illegible) PAT. NOV. 25. 90. DEC. 6. 92. JULY 21. 96. FEB. 22. 98. JUNE 14-98. OCT. 16. 1900. DEC. (illegible)/receiver/E/5566__ | Winchester R & D label on left side of buttstock. | Model 1897 | 12 gauge | 5566___ (serial number cutoff due to the cutaway) | 1988.8.298v1.jpg | 1988.8.298v2.jpg | firearm | finish | full | shallow groove on receiver | blued overall, except for hammer, firing pin, springs, and miscellaneous parts which are in the white | semi-pistol grip | magazine | checkered bakelite buttplate | round barrel | oiled | tubular | rear sight | left side entirely cutaway from wrist through chamber area barrel and magazine to demonstrate internal mechanism | front sight | bead | stock | two-piece walnut | slide action | barrel | grooved slide handle | right side of receiver has two extra screws, one in front of receiver to retain barrel, and one in rear to retain pushpin | single barrel | sporting | cutaway | repeating | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.35
Colt Firearms Manufacturing ...
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1988.8.35 | 1891 | overall length: 45.875 in, Barrel length: 27 x 28 in, H: 8.75 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | Cal. 40/60 | Lower tang: 5565; PL receiver: W.R.A. Co; PL barrel: COLT'S PT.F.A.MFG.CO.HARTFORD.CT.U.S.A./PATENTED MAY 29.SEPT 18.83 MAY 26.85.JUNE 15.86.FEB.22.87. | No written record. | Colt Lightning Magazine rifle | .40 | 5565 | 1988.8.35v1.jpg | 1988.8.35v2.jpg | firearm | round barrel | large frame | barrel | slide action | blued | lightning express | finish | rifle | Colt Firearms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, CT | American

1988.8.119
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.119 | 1961 | L: 44.375 in, Barrel length: 24.625 in, H: 7.5 in | bottom of barrel/1956274/PL barrel/WINCHESTER-MODEL-12- 12 GA. - 2 3/4 CHAM. -/- TRADEMARK-/-WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-/MADE IN U.S.A./WS-1/ | Winchester R & D label on PL stock. | Model 12 skeet | 12 gauge | 1956274 | 1988.8.119v1.jpg | 1988.8.119v2.jpg | firearm | pistol grip | rubber buttplate | bead and mid-bead with with full matted, ventilated rib | magazine | front sight | take down | rear sight | barrel | receiver top parkerized, remainder blued | finish | hammerless | stock | round barrel | checkered | skeet 1 | tubular | single barrel | slide action | matted receiver top | special hydrocoil type stock | repeating | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.256
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.256 | 1893 | L: 38.5 in, Barrel length: 19.125 in, H: 8.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | THE MODEL 1893 SLIDE ACTION REPEATING SHOTGUN WAS BASED ON BROWNING PATENT DESIGNS PURCHASED BY WINCHESTER IN 1890. IT WAS THE FIRST SHOTGUN WITH A SLIDING FOREARM MANUFACTURED BY WINCHESTER, AND FEATURED A VISIBLE HAMMER AND RIGHT SIDE EJECTION. THE MODEL 1893 DID NOT FUNCTION SATISFACTORILY WITH SMOKELESS POWDER SHOTSHELLS AND WAS REDESIGNED AS THE MODEL 1897. MANUFACTURED IN 12 GAUGE ONLY. MAGAZINE CAPACITY: FIVE SHOTSHELLS. | bottom receiver | 5631 | PL below barrel | WINCHESTER | MODEL 1893 | top of barrel | Manufactured by The Winchester Repeating Arms Co. | New Haven, Conn. U.S.A. Model 1893. PAT. NOV. 25, 1890 | 12 | | Model 1893 | 12 gauge | 5631 | 1988.8.256v1.jpg | 1988.8.256v2.jpg | firearm | hammer | magazine | barrel | solid frame | rolled steel | tubular | slide action | riot | repeating | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.260
Browning, J.M. & M.S., Ogden...
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1988.8.260 | ca. 1886 | L: 38.5 in, Barrel length: 29.125 in, H: 0 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | This shotgun is operated by a sliding handle. The breech bolt moves back and forth, and when clear forward, is given a partial rotation by the sliding handle bar. This partial rotation turns a projection on the outside of the bolt down behind a shoulder on the receiver. | Browning Prototype | 12 gauge | none | 1988.8.260v1.jpg | 1988.8.260v2.jpg | firearm | experimental | in the white | lacking buttstock | slide action | rotating/locking bolt | finish | browning (jm & ms) | shotgun | repeating | Browning, J.M. & M.S., Ogden, UT

1988.8.254
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.254 | ca. 1893 | L: 47.875 in, Barrel length: 28.875 in, H: 8.25 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | THE MODEL 1893 SLIDE ACTION REPEATING SHOTGUN WAS BASED ON BROWNING PATENT DESIGNS PURCHASED BY WINCHESTER IN 1890. IT WAS THE FIRST SHOTGUN WITH A SLIDING FOREARM MANUFACTURED BY WINCHESTER, AND FEATURED A VISIBLE HAMMER AND RIGHT SIDE EJECTION. THE MODEL 1893 DID NOT FUNCTION SATISFACTORILY WITH SMOKELESS POWDER SHOTSHELLS AND WAS REDESIGNED AS THE MODEL 1897. MANUFACTURED IN 12 GAUGE ONLY. MAGAZINE CAPACITY: FIVE SHOTSHELLS. | Model 1893 | 12 gauge | none | 1988.8.254v1.jpg | 1988.8.254v2.jpg | firearm | shotgun, repeating | repeating | sample model | in the white | slide action | finish | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.304
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.304 | ca. 1916 | L: 40.375 in, Barrel length: 20.5 in, H: 7.5 in | Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection | The Model 1897 slide action repeating shotgun was a revamped and greatly improved version of the Model 1893. An action slide lock was incorporated for safety and a wide variety of styles were introduced. The Model 1897 was the first Winchester shotgun to accomodate 2 3/4-inch shot shells, the first available in 16 gauge, and the first with solid frame or takedown features. It was the most famous visible hammer repeating shotgun made in America. This shotgun is commonly called a trench gun, having received its title from the trench warfare of WWI. As a short, multiple projectile, close-range firearm it was well suited for the trench's confined quarters. The submachine gun of WWII replaced the trench gun in this role. However, the short barrel shotgun is still used anywhere a handy, close-range firearm is needed. This is a standard M/97 riot/trench gun, with the exception of the prototype hand guard/heat shield, bayonet lug, and sling swivel assembly. The hand guard is sheet metal which conforms to the barrel's shape and extends from 4 inches in front of the receiver to the bayonet lug attachment at the tube end. There are no perferations in the guard--only two dimples that hold it away from the barrel. The bayonet lug accepts a 1917 Enfield bayonet, however, the cross guard would need to be modified to fit over the barrel. Magazine capacity: 5 shot shells. | bottom receiver/E/555396/top receiver/[P superscribed over W in oval]/left side bbl/[covered by hand guard] CO. NEW HAVEN. CONNECICUT. U.S.A./[covered by hand guard] 8. OCT. 16. 1900. DEC. 25. 06. JULY 5. 10./12 GA. FULL/bolt actuating rod/MODEL 1897/-WINCHESTER-/TRADEMARK REG IN. U.S.A. PAT. OFF./ | Cataloged by BCD 4/91. There are some varnish drips on the buttstock. | Model 1897 | 12 gauge | 555396 | 1988.8.304v2.jpg | 1988.8.304v1.jpg | firearm | blued | repeating | finish | sling swivel | magazine | plastic buttplate | tubular | forend | hand guard/heat shield | grooved | semi-pistol grip | round | stock | upper sling swivel unit | slide action | walnut | bayonet lug | military | shotgun | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT

1988.8.123
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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1988.8.123 | 1929 | L: 49.125 in, Barrel length: 28.75 in, H: 8.5 in | bottom of barrel/571014/PL barrel/MADE IN U.S.A./-STAINLESS STEEL-WINCHESTER-MODEL 12- 12 GA./TRADE MARK FULL./PL receiver/MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. PAT. JULY 21. 1896./FEB. 22. JUNE 14. 1898. SEPT. 7 1909. MAY 17. 24. 31. JUNE 7. 14. 28. JULY 5. 12. 1910. JULY 22. 1913./ | Winchester R & D label on Pl receiver. | 1988.8.123.JPG | shotgun, repeating | firearm | two-piece walnut | tubular | front sight | hammerless | checkered bakelite buttplate | barrel | bead | stock | finish | matted receiver top | pistol grip | magazine | round barrel | take down | grooved slide handle | slide bar and magazine band blued, remainder bright stainless steel | rear sight | single barrel | barrel, magazine and receiver entirely stainless steel | full | slide action | varnished | Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT