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.
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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