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'97 16ga. full
June 12, 2019
11:25 am
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mert59
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Hello, I'm looking into selling my dad's turkey gun(I'm never going to use it ). Model 97, 16ga full choke.2 3/4 chamber, 28" Standard,  Ser. no. 880585. All original blueing and finish. Good condition. I got two dates for it,1942 or 1932. I see a lot on auction for $1000+, and 2 of my local gun stores said $300.  I'm guessing it's worth at least $800 but maybe I'm just wishing ???  Any insight would be appreciated, I would like to sell but not giving it away. Have pics if interested.

June 12, 2019
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The serial number you mention identifies it as a 1932 production gun. Based on your description, it is a standard Field grade gun. In "good" condition, the $300 estimate is close to the truth. It takes an exceptionally fine condition Model 97 Field grade 16-ga to reach the $800 range.

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June 12, 2019
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Thanks for your reply. I was astonished at the $1000 prices on the auctions. Made me think it was worth more.  Now I know it's worth and I guess I'll keep it on the wall.  Thanks again,  Mert59

June 13, 2019
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mert59 said
Hello, I'm looking into selling my dad's turkey gun(I'm never going to use it ). Model 97, 16ga full choke.2 3/4 chamber, 28" Standard,  Ser. no. 880585. All original blueing and finish. Good condition. I got two dates for it,1942 or 1932. I see a lot on auction for $1000+, and 2 of my local gun stores said $300.  I'm guessing it's worth at least $800 but maybe I'm just wishing ???  Any insight would be appreciated, I would like to sell but not giving it away. Have pics if interested.  

Without pictures it is hard to give you an estimate of the value.  If it truly has all the original finish it could be in better than good shape.  Send pictures to me at cwachter@roadrunner.com and I will post them for you.

June 14, 2019
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Here are some pictures of the gun.  Sorry about the file size but these are what he sent.

 

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Here are some better pictures.

 

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