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Identifying a Model 1897
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June 8, 2022 - 4:02 pm
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So I have recently inherited my grandpas model 1897. I’m just curious on trying to figure out when it was made and all that fun stuff.

 

SN is 42508

Other markings are a ‘12’ at the beginning of the barrel

On the Slide we have the nice ‘Winchester Model 1897‘

On the bolt(?) is ‘Pat. Applied for’

 

And finally we have a ‘Manufactured by Winchester Repeating arms ( A couple words lost to the sands of time)

New Haven Cont. Pat. (Rest is lost to the sands of time)’

 

Cant upload pics here, but I can email them if need be

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Hello Caden,

Your Model 1897 is a very early production gun (manufactured in November 1897).  Production of the Model 1897 began in July 1897.

You can send pictures of it to me at – [email protected]

Bert

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Well jeez, seems I have quite the piece then. Email sent

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