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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
blued overall 21 slide action 13 repeating 61 varnished 52 finish 98 except for hammer which is in the white magazine 88 stock 186 walnut 486 grooved 5 tubular 51 forend 16 semi-pistol grip 25 plastic buttplate 17
Names
firearm 4093
Use
military 45 shotgun 354
Date:
ca. 1915
Dimensions:
L: 39 in, Barrel length: 19.25 in, H: 8 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
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.
Inscription:
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./
Remarks:
Riot version.
Model:
Model 1897 | Riot version
Caliber/Gauge:
12 gauge
Serial Number:
488403
Accession Number:
1988.8.303

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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