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February 24, 2023 - 2:42 pm
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I have a 1897 shotgun with serial #79230. I have attached a picture of it. Except for finish , the gun is very solid. I am very new to this but just wanted to know if this shotgun would be a good candidate to be turned into a M97 trench gun or should I just leave as is. Thank You

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February 24, 2023 - 5:44 pm
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You have to remember most of us on this Forum are collectors.

If your gun has any condition at all and it has not been messed with I would recommend that you leave it alone.  It was manufactured in 1899 and should not be shot with steel pellets.  If you want a trench gun clone you should look for something that is not worth saving and convert that.  There are a lot of clones out there for sale.

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