I got this old winchester 97 last week after a lot of dickering. Solid wood..no cracks. Metal has turned to a silver grey patina. Receiver and barrel have matching numbers..dates to 1905. Buttplate numbers to the stock. Has 30" barrel-full choke. My gunsmith checked it out and found a very-and I mean very small dent about 3" from the end of the barrel. Bore has a very nice shine to it. Gunsmith said it is safe to shoot with low brass target/trap loads.I gave $325..the best I could do.I think I did ok. Tried to do attachments but won't work..they won't attach to the post.