Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 482: World War I Era Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Riot Shotgun

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

World War I Era Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Riot Shotgun

Manufacturer: Winchester
Model: 1897
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 20 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 632
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 363
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured in 1916. 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/641324" is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver. No U.S. Ordnance marks are present on the gun. Mounted with an 18-groove forend and smooth pistol grip stock fitted with a checkered hard rubber Winchester buttplate. Length of pull is 13 13/16 inches.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 75% original blue finish, scattered freckling, and overall mild handling evidence. There is a chip at the toe of the buttplate, otherwise the wood is also very fine. Mechanically functions, but slide does not fully retract.

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