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Problem reassembling my Model 97 takedown
March 23, 2021
1:25 am
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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. 
Thank you. Confused

March 23, 2021
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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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March 23, 2021
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Years ago, my BIL took our M1897 apart and could not put it back together, so he threw it away. True story.   Big Larry

March 24, 2021
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Big Larry said
Years ago, my BIL took our M1897 apart and could not put it back together, so he threw it away. True story.   Big Larry  

That is what happens when you drink too much!

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March 24, 2021
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Bert – think you for your response. I am not very familiar with the 97. Ultimately, with a little patience and logic, I worked things out. Every time I take it apart and put it back together, things go a little more smoothly. Thanks again. 

March 24, 2021
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Bert H. said

That is what happens when you drink too much!  

He was a USMC Warrant Officer, and a 30 year veteran of the SDPD. He also did not drink. Just too many moving parts in a M97. Semper Fi Submariner, and thanks for your service.  Big Larry USMCR

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