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Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
with deep cut ribs forend 16 finish 98 plastic buttplate 17 blued 267 semi-pistol grip 25 stock 186 sporting 150 round 182 varnished 52 bead 112 takedown 26 repeating 61 front sight 59 walnut 486 tubular 51 magazine 88
firearm 4093
slide action 6 shotgun 354
ca. 1897
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 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 is probably a final prototype of the Model 1897--it reflects all the final production features and markings, except for the serial number and raised rear sight groove. Magazine capacity: 5 shot shells.
right side bbl/280 [underlined]/top bbl/MANUFACTURED BY THE WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A./PAT. NOV. 25. 90. DEC. 6. 92. JULY 21. 96. FEB. 22. 98. JUNE. 14. 98. OCT. 16. 1900./12 GA/left side bbl/FULL/bolt actuating rod/MODEL 1897/WINCHESTER TRADEMARK/
Cataloged by BCD 4/91.
Model 1897
12 gauge
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