January 23, 2020
I have a model 97, s/n 924922, with bayonet lug but no heat shield. It was purchased by my father used at gun/pawn shop in Wash DC in/about 1966. It was probably in a police station/prison at some time because it has a number 6 painted on the inside of the pistol grip where it would be visible in a gun rack.
It is a take down model, the 20″ barrel is marked CYL and the left side of the receiver is stamped US with the ordnance bomb. BBL and receiver S/Ns match.
I haven’t found any reference to production models with a bayonet lug but no heat shield.
Can anyone help with identification?
Cell # 904 803 3683
call or text
April 15, 2005