Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1379: Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Riot Shotgun

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,500

Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Riot Shotgun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1897
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 21 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 476
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 296
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1941. Single steel front sight bead on the barrel which 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. "USAC/21216" has been electro pencil marked below the action serial number and above the barrel number, its significance is unknown. No U.S. Ordnance marks are present on the gun. Mounted with an 18-groove forend and replacement smooth pistol grip stock with "G/P/C" marked on the bottom of the grip, possible for the Georgia Prison Commission and with a checkered hard rubber Winchester buttplate. Length of pull is 13 3/4 inches.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 80% original blue finish, scattered freckling though throughout, slide retraction wear, and a small chip at the toe of the buttplate. Mechanically excellent.

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