View Full Version : $SOLDWinchester 1897 97 Takedown model, Livermore CA bay area

10-18-2013, 8:54 AM
Heya CG,

It pains me to part with this gorgeous piece of history and I hope it goes to a good home.... I have an E series Winchester 1897 takedown model approximately made in the 1930s with a Brush series stock (note the knob grip), approximately 13.75" LOP, it's got a recoil pad (not shown) under the shell carrier, a medium brass bead sight, and custom leather shell carrier.

The price at this time is $SOLD. First to PM with "I'll take it" will take this shotgun home. Please post in this thread as well as a courtesy to others.

I prefer a FTF transaction, meeting at my local gun range here in Livermore - as I live in the area. As you all know, January 1st 2014 the new long gun registry goes into place, so save yourself a few bucks now and avoid the December/panic buy rush.

The adjustment sleeve appears to be new or the shotgun feature was never utilized. I've included a very good picture confirming this below. If you are not familiar with the adjustment sleeve, you can read a good discussion about it here from the Shotgunworld forums. (http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=138067) The sleeve is what keeps the barrel assembly tight with the receiver assembly on these takedown models.

Also, if you are unfamiliar with the Model 97, I have a PDF file and a print out showing how to fully disassemble this shotgun which makes cleaning much easier (I've already done this by the way). I will more than gladly show you how to take down the shotgun when we meet and if you like, we can shoot a few bird shot rounds at the pattern board or even shoot a round of trap or two with it at Livermore Pleasanton Rod and Gun club before you decide to make a purchase.

Here are a few pictures, the full album is here (http://imgur.com/a/iWwAi#0)


I'd like to point out that this last shot shows the barrel fairly scratched up - this was not done by me, it appears to have been a bad barrel/magazine clamp used (actually unused because removing it would have avoided these scratches). I've replaced it with a clamp from a donor model 97 that actually will allow someone to loosen the screw in the clamp and safely remove the magazine tube without further scratching the barrel.