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I’ve been looking for a set like this, after seeing one a couple years ago. Serial 472xxx puts it at 1909 I believe? It’s a two barrel set, 26in CYL and 30in Full. Both break down barrels serials match the receiver. I was told it was possibly done as a special order back in the day. Don’t have it in hand yet but excited to get it.

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I’ve been looking for a set like this, after seeing one a couple years ago. Serial 472xxx puts it at 1909 I believe? It’s a two barrel set, 26in CYL and 30in Full. Both break down barrels serials match the receiver. I was told it was possibly done as a special order back in the day. Don’t have it in hand yet but excited to get it.  

A complete serial number would pin down the date of manufacture.

Winchester manufactured a fair number of 2-barrel Model 1897 sets.  The configuration you mention is (or was) one of the more common.  In my research survey, I list them as a “Field/Brush” gun.

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Bert H. said

ahedgpe said

I’ve been looking for a set like this, after seeing one a couple years ago. Serial 472xxx puts it at 1909 I believe? It’s a two barrel set, 26in CYL and 30in Full. Both break down barrels serials match the receiver. I was told it was possibly done as a special order back in the day. Don’t have it in hand yet but excited to get it.  

A complete serial number would pin down the date of manufacture.

Winchester manufactured a fair number of 2-barrel Model 1897 sets.  The configuration you mention is (or was) one of the more common.  In my research survey, I list them as a “Field/Brush” gun.

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Thanks Bert, Is your survey available for viewing on the site? 472999

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S/N 472999 was manufactured in mid December 1909.

In answer to your question about my research survey, No it is not available for viewing.  It is a rather large Excel spreadsheet and does not lend itself to upload and display on the internet.  If you are looking for specific information, simply ask the question and I will endeavor to answer it if possible.

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S/N 472999 was manufactured in mid December 1909.

In answer to your question about my research survey, No it is not available for viewing.  It is a rather large Excel spreadsheet and does not lend itself to upload and display on the internet.  If you are looking for specific information, simply ask the question and I will endeavor to answer it if possible.

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No problem. I have heard that approximately 3% of 1897s were true Brush models with the 26in CYL barrels, is that accurate? Also, is there an approximation of how many field/brush combos were sold?

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My survey currently indicates that the Brush Gun production was just barely shy of 3%.  Thus far I have surveyed (16) of the Field/Brush Gun 2-bbl sets.

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