Manufactured in 1900. Single brass front sight bead. The action bar is roll-stamped "-WINCHESTER/MODEL 1897" in two lines, and the barrel is marked "12" and "CYL" along with the Winchester address and patent information. The serial number "C/118910" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver. Mounted with an 17-groove, three screw forend and smooth round knob pistol grip stock fitted with a steel buttplate. Length of pull is 13 3/4 inches. Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection
Very fine, retaining 85% plus original blue finish, areas of thinning, some spotting, and mild handling evidence. The wood is also very fine with scattered light scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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