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Winchester 1897 Riot
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January 16, 2023 - 1:13 pm
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Hi. I’m looking at a Winchester 1897 Riot. The receiver has the US and Flaming Bomb mark but there is no flaming bomb on the barrel. Is this normal or should there be a flaming bomb on the barrel? There is a WB cartouche as well. Serial number is . I’ll post some pictures below. Thanks for the help!

 

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Valonghunter said
Hi. I’m looking at a Winchester 1897 Riot. The receiver has the US and Flaming Bomb mark but there is no flaming bomb on the barrel. Is this normal or should there be a flaming bomb on the barrel? There is a WB cartouche as well. Serial number is . I’ll post some pictures below. Thanks for the help!

 

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Sorry was trying to add pictures and the post posted instead. Serial number is E930757. I’m trying to add a picture but it has a file size error.

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I am not the expert on these.  Your gun is in the correct serial number range but I think there should be a WP and flaming bomb on the barrel.  The stock probably should have the ordinance wheel along with the WB.

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Hello Stan,

The gun you are looking at should be marked as shown in the attached pictures below.  I am a bit surprised that the receiver frame has a flaming ordnance bomb roll stamped on it.

The pictures are S/N 935011

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There are some WWII Model 97 riot guns that have both the U.S. and flaming bomb mark on the receiver.  I have data on a couple with lower serial numbers than the subject gun.  Another possibility is that this gun was originally a trench gun that has had its barrel replaced, however, in the case you would expect to find a sling swivel on the buttstock if the buttstock is original too the receiver.

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Thanks so much for the help and the info!

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