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1897 12 ga
January 13, 2021
3:14 am
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Rick Wolfe
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I have a 1897 12ga shotgun. I found it in my Grandpas shed when I was a teenager. I have not done anything with it as it is in rough shape. The serial # is 313543. the stock is missing, blueing is gone and a little rust here and there. I decided that if it was worth restoring I would do it and give to my son. My question is this. Is it worth restoring. I have no idea where to find a stock for it. also would the blueing need to be redone on it.

January 13, 2021
4:29 am
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Rick,

Without seeing several pictures of what you have, it is not possible to answer your question. The serial number tells me that it is a "D" series Model 1897, and it was manufactured in January of 1906.

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January 13, 2021
10:45 pm
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Rick Wolfe
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Bert

I am away from home for a couple of days but when I get home I would like to try and send you a few pictures of the shotgun. I would appreciate if you could look at the pictures and let me know what you think.

thanks Rick

January 14, 2021
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Rick,

Send them to me at Win1885@msn.com

Bert

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