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Old 04-05-2013, 08:30 PM   #21
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Last military collectors show I went to, a guy had an old rusty, wall hanger one for $100. I thought it might be a neat blank/salt gun (the action still worked), but other than that it was just a cool wall hanger. Kinda wished I would've got it to accompany the No.4 SMLE wall hanger I have.

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:50 AM   #22
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I was at an estate sale just yesterday and saw a one owner that went for almost $700. It was the standard 97 "E" with 30" barrell and was in very, very nice condition.
The take down models are very easy to clean, however, as mentioned, not much need to go farther than that as there is a little more to the recievers than I care to do myself.

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:48 PM   #23
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Gtx, what's the diff between the E model and the take down model?

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Old 04-08-2013, 02:01 PM   #24
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E refers to a series. Most of the model 97s are either D or E series; the E being the latest and probably the most abundent. The takedown model has a pin on the nose of the magazine that turns and releases the barrel assembly, similar to an 870 Remington. The "Solid" 97 model has a small screw in the side of the reciever that must also be removed in order to break the gun down.

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Thanks GTX! What is the most desirable model, I'm a collector. If you know too, what is a fair price for the desirable model?

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Default Norinco 97

I have the Norinco 97 and it is actually quite nice. I paid ~$450 for it a few years back. It was just as nice as the Cimmaron version and costs a bit less - has nice furniture and action is pretty smooth but a bit stiff at first until properly lubed and worked a few times.
I was able to do 10" groups with slugs at 50yds with it and have never had a feed issue. All in all, fun gun and a lot less then a vintage 1897.

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After some research, I deff can't afford the real McCoy. The 97 trench guns and the Model 12 trench guns seem to be in the $3500-$5000 range. Guess I'll save up for a regular 97 and have the conversion done. Anyone know what a quality trench gun conversion goes for?

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If you want a real world war 2 heat shield and bayonet lug you are looking at a couple hundred but there are after market ones everywhere for around 40. Please I'm a 97 lover, try to find a gun someone already cut down before you chop a unmalested one. Another hint, if you are just going to convert it, try a few diferrent models. The real early models have a fancier hammer and really narrow would. Some late models have a more normal hammer and some even have what's called "flat bottum" wood. Its all in preference and availability. I have both, shot both, and love them all but my 97 flat bottum is the best and that has notches in the barrel for a bayonet lug already in it

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Thanks Young, great info. It'll be a min before I can do this, just trying to get my facts straight. I agree on butchering an original. I'm all about the history and collectibility of weapons. Thanks again.

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I have a 1966 Ithaca model 37 police, great gun. I do need the rear rifle sight for mine, it was lost on my last outdoor shooting trip.

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