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1897 "Trap" Shotgun
August 9, 2020
6:18 pm
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Bsrt, I don’t recall if you have this 1897 Winchester in your survey or not. Here are the particulars.

SN “C” 180689 (1902)

“TRAP GUN” on bolt

12 Gauge

Takedown two barrel set both barrel serial numbers match receiver

26″ Cylinder 

30″ Full

Straight stock(no pistol grip or knob)

Stock and  both forends checkered handgrips.

Hard rubber butt plate

August 9, 2020
8:20 pm
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Hello Dave,

Is it a “Black Diamond” Trap, and is the wood fancy grain or plain?  This gun should be lettered (if you have not already done so).

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Bert

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August 9, 2020
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Bert, Yes it is a “Black Diamond” and fancy grain wood. No letter. I have had it for about 35 years and traded for a used Ruger Mini 14  from the great grandson of the original owner. Lovely gun but the wood on the stock and one forend have been refinished unfortunately. One forend has original finish as is the receiver etc. 

August 9, 2020
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Thanks for the update.

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August 10, 2020
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Wow, sounds like an interesting gun. Couldn’t help but notice the serial number on your 1897 is very close to the serial number (180770) of my Model 12 Black Diamond Trap gun. Means nothing of course, just odd.

 

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August 10, 2020
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Mike, It is indeed a very interesting gun that has obviously seen  a lot of use but still cared for. I like the 26″ brush barrel for partridge hunting. It points fast and is so very well balanced.  I really like the old ’97’s.

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