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"E" Series Model 1897
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Tim Hecht
July 11, 2022 - 5:57 am

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A few years ago I traded a friend of mine my Springfield M1A for a Model 1897 that was his father’s passed down to my friend.  It is an “E” Series with s/n 927310.  My friend also provided me was a sales receipt dated from 1976 when the Adjutant General of the State of Ohio sold it as “Excess Military Equipment.”  It was supposedly on loan to the Ohio State Prison System.  The barrel is 20″ long and is a cylinder bore.  As you can see it is in beautiful condition!

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Kingston, WA
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July 11, 2022 - 12:30 pm

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Per the Winchester factory records, your Model 97 Riot Gun was serialized in November of 1941, and was most likely fully assembled in December or January.  The Model 1897 is a rugged and dependable gun, and one of my favorite Winchesters to collect.

Bert

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Virginia Beach
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July 13, 2022 - 11:50 am

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Love the actual riot guns.

 

Mine’s an E series 461791 I think from 1911. Full length in 16 ga.

 

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Kingston, WA
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July 13, 2022 - 6:27 pm

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Corey Freeman said
Love the actual riot guns.

Mine’s an E series 461791 I think from 1911. Full length in 16 ga.

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Your Model 1897 16-ga was manufactured in July 1909.

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Church
October 14, 2022 - 2:04 pm

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I also have a E Series Winchester shotgun E 702356 I took it to a weapon shop they said it was in good conditioned and it was probably only used to kill rabbits no real history behind it according to them he told me he would buy it for 150$ 

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