November 26, 2014
April 15, 2005
Based on the information in my research survey, Winchester first began using the semi-pistol grip butt stocks in October 1906, and completed the transition from the older round-knobbed pistol grip 9n June 1907. The round-knob pistol grip continued to be offered through the year 1917 as a special order item when a shorter than standard LOP was desired.
WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
James Bain said
Thanks Burt .
Could you possibly tell me what size the early 97 forend screws are . Mine are terribly worn , and a thread gage just won’t work. I appears to be 10-32 .
Action Slide Handle Screw, New Reproduction (Type C; 3 Req’d) | Gun Parts (gunpartscorp.com)
Winchester 97 action slide handle screw, style C #29-2497C (jackfirstinc.com)
March 31, 2009
Here’s another source I didn’t think of.
Action slide handle screw for the Winchester Model 62 and 62A and Model 1897 shotgun Original and Reproduction Firearm Gun Parts Winchester, HOMESTEAD GUN PARTS, Specializing in Old Winchester (homesteadparts.com)
Jack First makes their own reproduction parts so they might know the thread size.