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Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by crazyman24, Sep 1, 2011.
Can anybody tell me about this found it in the garage
How come I never find cool stuff like that out in the garage???
Winchester Model 1897. If it's original, it could worth some money.
ETA: They were big favorites with our troops in the trenches during WWI.
Thought it looked like a trench gun
How bout this I found it with it
lucky, I would get it checked out by a pro before going to shoot it, or before you try to sell it, there worth a lot more money if they shoot.
Colt 1911 in 45 ACP you are lucky!
Like previously stated it's a Winchester Model 1897 shotgun. If it was a trench gun it would or "should" have a bayonet lug and a heat shield on the barrel.
It shoots great so accurate
Are they the same design
They're the same firearm, but the difference is the heat shield, bayonet lug, and the barrel on a trench gun had a 20 inch barrel instead of 28-30 inches like the standard model.
O ok I see
Old Winchester pump shotgun
I had seen a sporting version of this model before that was a take down that came with with leather case, the funny appendage ahead the action looks like a take down feature winchester was fond of useing back in the day, Your's looks like a 12 gage 2.3/4" plain barrel sporter mabe full choke? if a dime wont slip in the muzzle its a most likely full choked version.
many were used by law enforcement and prisons as riot guns. Is there any stamping indicating this? Did you find these while clearing out a elderly family members garage? It is a fortunate find.
Yes my grandfathers he was in the army and was chief of police
Barrel is stamped Mod........ Modified.......More pics please.......Ser. #.....
Don't know were serial number is located it says stuff about being patened
Can't tell by your photo's the length of the barrel. Many of these that were used by police departments and prisons were stamped with the name of where it was issued. My Dad always kept one hanging over the backroom door in his store. It had been issued to Joliet prison. The 1911 is a nice find too. Looks a little rough with the pitting on the slide, but still nice.
My grandfather was chief of police
"Don't know were serial number is located it says stuff about being patened "
The serial number is stamped on the bottom of the receiver ahead of where you insert the shells.
E 886304 is serial number
Looks like made in 1942