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Old 10-18-2013, 9:54 AM
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Default $SOLDWinchester 1897 97 Takedown model, Livermore CA bay area

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. 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

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.

"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not."

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