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Winchester 1897

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Shep, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Shep

    Shep Member

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    Have a 1897 12ga that I was wondering about the value of.
    Serial #6591XX. Would guess it was made in the 30s or 40s. Standard gun, not one of the rare variations. Good wood, about 40-50% original finish.
    About what you would expect of a gun that age with a reasonable amount of use. It locks up tight and the bolt doesn`t rattle like a lot of the old 97s you see. So I would guess it was carried in the field a lot, but probably not shot all that much.


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  2. Bert H.

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    Hello Shep,

    The partial serial number you posted indicates that it is a 1902 vintage "C" series gun. If the slide handle wood is not cracked (and a lot of them are), in the condition you describe it is worth at least $500.

    Bert H.
  3. Shep

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    Somehow I screwed up writing the post, must have been looking at the wrong item on my serial # list.
    The right serial # is 6591XX.
    Sorry about that.
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    put up some pictures please
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