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March 7, 2021 - 3:10 am
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  1. So i have bought a model 1897 and i had a couple questions for one is it all right to shoot high brass shells through it ive shot 20 or 30 high brass rounds and it seemed fine also the serial number is weird its not on the website its 303264 and that is the only issues i have so far 
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Hello Preston,

In answer to your first question, No, it is not advisable to shoot high-brass (magnum) shells in your Model 1897.

Waht website are you referring to in regards to the serial number?  Per the factory records, S/N 303264 was manufactured in November of 1905, and based on that information, it should be a “D” series gun (the “D” should be stamped just above the serial number on the receiver frame).  If you are interested, the Cody Firearms Museum (CFM) records office can provide the exact date it was manufactured, as well as the as built & shipped configuration.

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Preston said

    1. So i have bought a model 1897 and i had a couple questions for one is it all right to shoot high brass shells through it ive shot 20 or 30 high brass rounds and it seemed fine also the serial number is weird its not on the website its 303264 and that is the only issues i have so far 

  

Preston as Bert says don’t shoot magnums.  But…Not all high brass shells are magnums.  I used to shoot a lot of trap and some of the better target loads use high brass.  Others would often asked if they could pick up my brass.  Since I don’t load most shot guns I always said yes. Read the box before purchase.

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