Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters




sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_Print sp_TopicIcon
Winchester model 1897 12 guage pump. Serial # 94853
November 24, 2018
11:22 pm
Avatar
Mike Rushing
Guests

Question, what I have seen is the serial # is on the lower and upper part of this shotgun. Mine does not have one on the upper part or barrel. Did they put serial#'s on both parts in the beginning or not. My 1897 shows to be made in 1899 per the # but some where down the line did this shotgun get a different upper part. Just asking. Thank You. 

November 25, 2018
4:55 am
Avatar
Kingston, WA
Forum Posts: 9311
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

Mike,

First question... is your Model 1897 a Take Down, or a Solid Frame? Near the turn of the century approximately 50% of each type were manufactured. If your M-1897 is a Solid frame, it will only have the serial number stamped on the receiver frame. Take Downs (with their removable barrel assembly) were serial numbered on both major pieces.

Bert

WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

November 25, 2018
7:01 pm
Avatar
Mike Rushing
Guests

Bert, thank you for your response, Mine is a removable barrel but where there is suppose to have a # on the barrel, there is none. It does not seem to have been ground off. Just the receiver frame has one. 

November 25, 2018
7:05 pm
Avatar
Mike Rushing
Guests

I was wanting to turn it into a WW1 trench gun. Cutting the barrel down to 20in. and adding the heat shield and bayonet lug but I don't know if this will drop the value of the gun.

November 25, 2018
7:12 pm
Avatar
Kingston, WA
Forum Posts: 9311
Member Since:
April 15, 2005
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online

Mike Rushing said
I was wanting to turn it into a WW1 trench gun. Cutting the barrel down to 20in. and adding the heat shield and bayonet lug but I don't know if this will drop the value of the gun.  

Mike,

All WW I Trench and Riot Guns were Solid frames versus Take Down.  In general, altering or modifying any old Winchester will reduce its value.  Can you send me a clear picture showing the bottom of the receiver frame and barrel assembly?

Bert

WACA 6571L, Historian & Board of Director Member
High-walls-1-002-C-reduced2.jpg

Forum Timezone: UTC 0

Most Users Ever Online: 628

Currently Online: Bert H., Chuck, pdog72, JWA, Manuel, rogertherelic
59 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)


Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 16

Topics: 6372

Posts: 51111


Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 851

Members: 8536

Moderators: 4

Admins: 3


Top Posters:

1873man: 3935

twobit: 2410

TXGunNut: 2062

Maverick: 1416

Big Larry: 1352

JWA: 1236

Wincacher: 1180

Brad Dunbar: 1055

clarence: 933

1892takedown: 838

Navigation