Hello all – new to the Winchester collectors site and enjoying all of the posts.
I just acquired a Model 97 takedown. Took it apart, with the hammer in the cocked position, and now having difficulty putting it back together. Any advice would be appreciated and welcomed.
Not sure what you are doing wrong. I just took down my “D” series Model 1897 Brush Gun in both the uncocked and cocked position, and no trouble reassembling it. If you take it down with the bolt open, then you will have an issue, but nothing that cannot be overcome. How familiar are you with the Model 97?
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