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Author Topic: New old gun  (Read 160 times)

Offline Madgomer

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New old gun
« on: September 01, 2018, 04:02:24 PM »
Picked up one of my bucket list guns this week from an elderly local man who is trying to get rid of some things due to his declining health.  Grabbed a 12 ga Winchester 1897 in good shootable condition for 3 Benjamins.  For that money and the condition it's already in I don't feel bad about shooting it or maybe even refinishing it.  Not a lot of blue left but a nice patina on the outside.  Has a 30" barrel, I see some bore pitting in the last few inches.  Probably won't shoot it much but we'll see.  This is a 1906, looks pretty good with Grandpa's 1928 Model 12.
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Re: New old gun
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 04:53:04 PM »
Good find ,  @--0--0101 ##$%#1118
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Re: New old gun
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 05:22:34 PM »
nice work. my dad has an old model 12. he used it for years and it's rough
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Re: New old gun
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2018, 07:02:17 PM »
Roger, the 97 is the predecessor to the Model 12. 
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Offline BoBallistic

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Re: New old gun
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 07:34:19 AM »
Mad - Good find! I own a great shape model 12 and shot it many time when I first got it back in the mid 80's, made in 1963, but to find a good working model 1897 wow, great find, but do not refurnish it will lose it value if you do..... 
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Re: New old gun
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 10:35:37 AM »
Nice buy Mad!! I agree with Bo , I won't refinish it scrub that barrel and shoot it!!
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