Winchester 1897 12ga.

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Steve A W, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Steve A W

    Steve A W New Member

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    Gentlemen
    We just found Grandpa's shot gun, I'm not going to ask about value
    because I know there are too many variables. And We're going to keep it.
    But I would like to know how old it is.

    Winchester model 1897 12 ga. Serial 163235

    Thanks in advance.
    Steve A W
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    Hello Steve,

    March 1902, and you can get a factory letter for it from the Cody Firearms Museum if you desire.

    Bert H.
  4. Steve A W

    Steve A W New Member

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    Bill & Bert
    Thanks for the reply.
    Bert
    What is a "Factory Letter"?

    Steve A W
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