November 7, 2015
It seems I have found an 1897 receiver to replace the one I destroyed a few weeks ago. I don’t know what comes with the receiver but I figure at the price I can’t be choosy. I know I’ll need a trigger guard and quite possibly a bolt and carrier. I won’t know until I get things cleaned up and start trying to put them in the donor receiver. A vast majority of 1897’s seem to be prewar and I’m thinking as long as I stay in that range I should have few problems with fit issues. Any tips from the 1897 gurus?
FWIW I finished that round of Trap today with one of my modern Trap guns. Missed (many) more than I broke but shook it off and followed it with a decent round. Club member I was shooting with loves old guns and recalled he had an old 1897 receiver lying around that he’d lost interest in.