Winchester collectors check this out! A hard to find WWI era civilian Winchester 1897 16ga. The serial number dates the shotgun to 1917 date of production! The barrel is 28” with Full Choke. Overall bluing on the receiver is over 75% with most of the wear on underside. The barrel bluing is over 85% with some minor wear at contact points of fore end. The butt stock is a beautiful piece of walnut, but will need a stock person to graft a piece of wood on the bottom near the butt plate where it chipped off at some point. Otherwise, the stock is in very nice original condition. The fore end is in very nice, clean condition, as well. The bore is clean and shiny, and the action functions as designed! With just a tiny bit of investment, you can end up with a fantastic example of a WWI era civilian 1897! This is a Curio & Relic or C&R eligible shotgun.
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