Winchester 1897

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Trez, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I found a Winchester 1897 (Made in 1910) that has been completely refinished, with no collector value for cheap, and was wondering if its hard or expensive to make it into the military version... Do they make a repro heat shield and bayonet mount?

    How much to real military 1897's go for?
     
  2. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    We need some pictures of this gun or else it doesn't exist :p
     

  3. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I dont have pics... I just seen a ad for it today... I want to know if its worthwhile to turn it into the military version before I get it.....
     
  4. KG7IL

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    Try this webpage for what you need (and the prices)
    http://www.gun-parts.com/winchestershotgun/
    (Second Column, almost to the bottom).

    Remember that you will not have a military version, but something that reasonably will look like it.
     
  5. 25-5

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    Real trench gun blue book is 3500 for 98% & 750 for 60%. Take down model. A 1897 is 1000 for 100%. 250 for 50%. 200 for 30%.
     
  6. c3shooter

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    Considering the real ones are as much as the Garand I want, and this ones been refinshed so its no longer a collectible, Im good with a repro
     
  9. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

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    there are 3 notches in the barrel where the heat shield screws go, should be easy enough to grind them yourself once you get the heat shield.

    i kicked around the idea of doing the same thing to my old JC Higgins 12 gauge. make sure you line everything up & measure and mark about 10 times before you start cutting, just to be sure