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American 350 Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
trigger 354 metal 3340 plain 345 full choke 4 walnut 486
firearm 4093
shotgun 354
CA. 1916
L: 49 in, Barrel length: 28.75 in, H: 7 in
Credit Line:
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 in America. This Model 1897 is the "trap gun" variation. Magazine capacity: 5 shot shells.
[bottom of barrel] 644545 | [bottom of receiver | E | 644545 | [bolt] TRAP GUN | [top of barrel] (P superscribed over W in oval) | [top of reciever] (same motif) | [left side of barrel] MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT. U.S.A. | PAT. NOV.25.90 DEC.6.92. JULY21.96. FEB.22.98. JUNE14.98. OCT.16.1900.DEC.25.06 JULY5.10. | 12 GA FULL | [bolt actuating rod] MODEL 1897 | -WINCHESTER-| TRADEMARK REB. IN U.S.A. PAT. OFF.
Sporting shotgun, slide action repeating with under barrel tubular magazine. Varnished, very high grade walnut stock. Straight buttstock has checkering on wrist, ebony diamond-shaped inlays on either side, and a "Winchester Repeating Arms Co." plastic buttplate. Forend is also finely checkered. There is a matte, wavy, grooved band running along the receiver top and full length of barrel which has a front brass bead. Barrel and receiver have Winchester proofmarks and serial numbers. Mechanically this is a standard Model 1897 takedown model. Winchester records refer to this finely finished shotgun as a Diamond Grade because of ebony inlays on wrist. the success of Winchester's popular pump shotgun over-shadowed all others of its day. Offered in a variety of grades for a wider range of incomes and tastes.
Winchester Model 1897
12 gauge
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