Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 382: Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Riot Shotgun

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Winchester Model 1897 Takedown Slide Action Riot Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Winchester Model 1897 Takedown Slide Action Riot Shotgun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 97
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 622
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 286
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1948. Single nickel silver front sight bead and blued front sling swivel. The left of the barrel is roll-stamped "MODEL 97-WINCHESTER- 12 GA./-TRADE MARK-" in two lines, followed by "2 3/4 CHAM./CYL." Oval Winchester "W/P" proofmarks are stamped on the top of the barrel and the receiver. The serial number "E/930203" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver and "930203" on the bottom of the takedown adapter. No U.S. ordnance marks are present on the gun. Mounted with an 18-groove forend and smooth pistol grip stock fitted with a blued sling swivel base (swivel absent but base attached) and checkered hard rubber Winchester buttplate. Length of pull is 13 3/4 inches.

Rating Definition:

Excellent retaining 95% plus original blue finish with light slide retraction wear and thread mark notches under the barrel. The wood is very fine with a few dents and scratches at the toe and well-defined forend grooves. Mechanically excellent.

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