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WWII M-97 Trap ? (1st post)
December 24, 2013
2:14 pm
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Hello,
Does anyone know how many Model 97 Trap guns, with 30" barrels, were made during WWII ? It has all the military markings.

Thanks for any help — Kent

December 24, 2013
5:57 pm
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Hello Kent,

I do not know how many were made, but it certainly was not very many. The vast majority of the WW II era Model 97 shotguns were Riot and Trench Guns.

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December 24, 2013
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Bert,
That’s what I figure as well.
Bruce Canfield said there is no way to tell how many of each version were made from Winchester’s records.

Kent

December 24, 2013
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What is known, is that the total number of Model 97s manufactured from 12/1/1941 through 12/31/1945 was 39,438. Most of that number were Trench and Riot Guns based on my survey results.

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