Because when it is all said and done you have to be happy with the money you pay for something. It is our goal to resolve return issues to keep all parties satisfied with their dealings look at our feedback. But again, depends on condition. There have been zero 0 reported drop-related P320 incidents in the U. It has been hanging on a wall since then, until acquired from the family by our consigner. The forend is round with eighteen grooves.
Many were made so the value is not great, 200 to 400 dollars depending on condition. I've had 12's and 16's, preferring the 16. What's up with the doo-dad at the muzzle? Neither gun had a safety, though the hammer could sit at half cock. Both were designed by firearms legend. I also decided I didn't want to put a repro handguard on an original trench gun for various reasons. Military firearms would be complete without a Model 97. I guess we have a riot that was converted to a trench at sometime in it's life.
The bore is bright and without erosion. Hi, I have a Winchester 1897 12ga. By March 1943, some 24,829 new 1897s were sent to the military. Each marine regiment was recommended to have one hundred on hand while A Soldier and a Winchester 1897 stand up to the rain in Vietnam. Aftermarket adaptors were usually made to fit a cut down long barrel or riot barrel but might fit a trench , too , with a wider gap left. M1917 bayonet and a perforated steel heat shield to guard against burned hands during rapid-fire. If this is a Riot Model it falls between the wars.
Alpo answered my question as I was posting. Collectors will notice that many Model 97s show wear, given many saw action on battle fields or were carried often by law enforcement. The grip was very slick when oil or sweat were present, since the buttstock had no texturing. Our pick: Go with the newer gun. There are also a few tiny dings and finish loss on the bottom front edge of the grip. Again , more info needed to be sure.
The barrel scattered light freckling and surface erosion, heaviest under the heat-shield. I thought it was just a regular Winchester but according to the gun smith it is a trench gun. The receiver has a thick, dark patina with light surface erosion and a few scattered light scratches and nicks. Personally I believe these were post war bayonets that were not marked as the inspectors had been dismissed from the production facility when production was still rolling. The takedown gun, in contrast, broke at 7 pounds, with negligible creep.
They are actually very good and handy shotguns. Do not shoot steel shot shells in it. Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 70% of its metal finish. I also took these pictures with my phone, so I am sorry for the quality! Even though the gun is functional enough, the takedown is the better value, depending on the condition of samples you find. These did not have the handguard, or bayonet attachment and they are collectable in their own right, but not as much as legitimate foreign combat weapons. This unlocks the action and allows the slide to work. Trench guns differed from Riot guns in that they have a ventilated heat shield and a bayonet stud attachment.
Their method for choosing which vehicles they would break into was to simply locate any vehicle on the property that had some form of Law Enforcement, Fire Department, or Military-style decal on it. The finish is thinning at most edges. The Model 1897 was offered in a variety of grades: standard Field; Fancy; Standard Trap; Special Trap; Pigeon; Tournament; Brush; Riot and Trench Gun. You may want to take it to a good and trusted gun smith and have him tell you how original it is, safe it is, if it has been reblued etc. The wood shows three compression marks and a few smaller dings in the buttstock, with light wear on the front bottom edge of the grip. Then when it was time to shoot, we cocked the hammer for the first shot, then cycled the gun for the followups. No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.
Model 1893 and 1897 serial numbers overlap in 1897-1899. Also, a small number of model 97 shotguns were produced with Damascus barrels up until 1914; they should not be used with modern smokeless powder at all. Get the seller to show you how to take off the barrel and magazine and inspect the threads. As the numbers of bayonets needed were always behind the numbers made the majority of bayonets were shipped as completed but in the post war state they were most likely stored just as the unneeded shotguns were. Overall, the stocks are in about Good-Very Good condition as refinished. First offered as a solid-frame model with a 30-inch barrel, a number of variations were eventually cataloged, including Field, Trap, and Pigeon Grades. Mounting the Norinco, open action, unloaded from a table and firing two shots at ground-level targets exposed some problems with the gun.