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My grandfather's Model 1897
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I inherited this one when my grandfather passed away in 1970. It is full choke, serial number 764584. The barrel is 30″ long. The receiver has lost all of its blue on the cheek side, with most of the blue remaining on the ejection port side and the barrel. It has a crack in the barrel threads so I am afraid to shoot it. 

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Royce,

The serial number tells us that it was manufactured in March 1923. 

Can you provide a picture of the crack in the barrel threads?  Ordinarily, you should not be able to see the threaded section of the barrel.

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Royce,

The serial number tells us that it was manufactured in March 1923. 

Can you provide a picture of the crack in the barrel threads?  Ordinarily, you should not be able to see the threaded section of the barrel.

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Maybe threads is the wrong terminology- it’s a take down shotgun and the “threads” are what locks the barrel to the receiver. I can email a picture, posting one seems to be a problem.

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I suspect that you are actually looking at the threaded section of the magazine tube, and that your Model 1897 is not properly assembled.

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I suspect that you are actually looking at the threaded section of the magazine tube, and that your Model 1897 is not properly assembled.

  

No, it’s the locking lugs on the barrel that have the crack on one of them. 

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Royce Peterson said

Bert H. said

I suspect that you are actually looking at the threaded section of the magazine tube, and that your Model 1897 is not properly assembled.

  

No, it’s the locking lugs on the barrel that have the crack on one of them. 

  

Royce,

The Model 1897 barrels do not have “locking lugs”.  On the Take Down variations, they have interrupted threads.  On the Solid Frame barrels, they are fully threaded.  The Magazine tube does have a type of locking lugs.  Pictures will tell the story.  If you can send me pictures via email, I can post them for you.

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They both are straight, not threads. I sent the pics.

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