Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 384: Pre-World War II Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Riot Shotgun

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Riot Shotgun

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

Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Riot Shotgun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1897
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 620
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 286
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1919 and subsequently factory refurbished. Single brass front sight bead. The action bar is roll-stamped "MODEL 1897/-WINCHESTER-/TRADE MARK REG. IN U.S.PAT.OFF." in three lines, and the barrel is marked "12 GA." and "CYL" along with the Winchester address and patent information. Oval Winchester "W/P" proofmarks are stamped on the top of the barrel and the receiver. The serial number "E/705741" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver. Mounted with an 18-groove forend and later production smooth pistol grip stock fitted with a checkered hard rubber Winchester buttplate. Length of pull is 13 3/4 inches.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 97% plus bright high polish factory refinished blue finish, some light slide retraction wear, and well-defined grooves on the forend. Mechanically excellent.

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