SOLD FOR: $1015
Serial Number: 909086
Year of Manufacture: 1945
Caliber: 12 Gauge, 2 3/4″ Shells
Action Type: Pump Action Takedown Shotgun With Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “MODEL 97 -WINCHESTER- 12 GA. / -TRADE MARK-” and “2 3/4 CHAM. / FULL”. The top of the barrel at the rear and the top of the receiver to the left of the sighting groove are each marked with an ovalled “WP” proof. The bottom of the receiver and barrel extension are each marked with the serial number. The right side of the barrel is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO. NEW HEAVEN, CONN. / PAT. NOV. 25. 90 DEC. 6. 92. JULY. 21. 96. FEB. 22. 98. JUNE. 14. 98. OCT. 16. 1900. DEC. 25. 06. JULY. 5. 10”.
Barrel Length: 30″
Choke: Full, Fixed
Sights / Optics: There is a silver-colored bead at the muzzle and the top-front of the receiver has a groove which serves as a sighting plane.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece walnut with grooved slide handle, flat-bottom semi-pistol grip, straight comb and checkered black hard rubber buttplate. The forend has light handling wear with one more notable scratch at the left-front. The buttstock has some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches with a short, thin crack to the left of the trigger guard at the front of the wrist. There are no chips. The LOP measures 13 3/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has scattered minor wear with well defined checkering and lettering. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 87% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There are scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches with several minor scratches across the top of the receiver. The action shows operational wear. There is infrequent minor surface oxidation. Otherwise, the finish is generally strong. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are strong. Overall, this shotgun is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The trigger is crisp. This shotgun will slam-fire as designed. We did not fire this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.