Avatar
Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon
Help ID a Model 1897 shotgun
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar
New Member
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
January 23, 2020
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
January 23, 2020 - 4:55 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

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? 

 

Thanks,

John

Cell # 904 803 3683

call or text

Avatar
Kingston, WA
Admin
Forum Posts: 12717
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
February 1, 2020 - 5:26 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

Joe,

It appears that you have an incomplete WW II Trench Gun (someone stripped the heat shield off of it).

Bert

WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Forum Timezone: UTC 0
Most Users Ever Online: 628
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 62
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
1873man: 5177
clarence: 4304
TXGunNut: 3888
Chuck: 3507
steve004: 3095
twobit: 2843
Maverick: 2015
JWA: 1823
Big Larry: 1764
Forum Stats:
Groups: 1
Forums: 16
Topics: 10399
Posts: 89645

 

Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1431
Members: 11499
Moderators: 3
Admins: 3
Navigation