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Old 12-27-2016, 12:27 PM   #1
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Old Winchester Model 97

This old Winchester was my grandfather's shotgun that he hunted with..he loved to go rabbit hunting with his beagles. Those dogs were really good. I hunted with with him when I was in my teen years and remember that old gun...I was regulated to a Winchester Model 37 single shot 410 back then as I was just getting started. I acquired this about 25 years ago and only shoot it a few times a year..tried it at a turkey shoot and couldn't hit crap..heavy trigger. It shows it's age..serial number puts it at 1906 and it has a mirror bore. Granddad took very good care of his equipment and it shows. Here's a few pics of an old one that will stay in the family.


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Old 12-27-2016, 02:42 PM   #2
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Those old 97s, if in any shape at all, get scarfed up quick by the cowboy action shooting crowd. Always admired the gun, but one I've never owned or shot.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:06 PM   #3
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I can say the same ncg. I have always wanted one, just never found one. I didn't want a reproduction, but might rethink that in the future.
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Old 12-27-2016, 03:57 PM   #4
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I sure love those 97s, but I'm a sucker for hammers. I bought mine a little over a year ago, after lookin for 5-6 years for a nice one. Like NCG says, those cowboy action folks scarf'em up quick, and keep the prices high.

I wouldn't mind havin one of those new CZ Hammer Coach double barrels either, but they're close to $900, if you can find one.

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Old 12-27-2016, 09:18 PM   #5
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I sold mine to a member of this forum . I used it for over 10 yrs in CAS /SASS . IT never skip a beat .
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