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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, CT 967
Descriptions
round 182 takedown 26 ribbed 7 repeating 61 rounded semi-pistol grip 3 barrel, magazine, and receiver in the white magazine 88 walnut 486 blued 267 finish 98 tubular 51 varnished 52 sporting 150 smooth steel buttplate forestock 2 buttstock 2
Names
firearm 4093
Use
shotgun 354 slide action 6
Date:
ca. 1896
Dimensions:
L: 49.25 in, Barrel length: 29 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 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. The finish on this Model 1897 prototype reflects extensive rough shaping with files. It also has several unusual and discontinued features, such as the domed end of the magazine, and the magazine tube rotating mechanism allowing for takedown. Magazine capacity: 5 shot shells.
Inscription:
between forestock & bbl/WINCHESTER/MODEL 1893/inside receiver/PAT. APPLIED FOR/
Remarks:
Cataloged by BCD 4/91.
Model:
Model 1893
Caliber/Gauge:
12 gauge
Serial Number:
none
Accession Number:
1988.8.297

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.

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