For your consideration is a Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Shotgun. This Model 1897 features the standard pistol grip, exposed hammer, 28.5" barrel, and solid frame design. This shotgun holds five rounds in the magazine. The Winchester Model 1897 was designed by John Browning. The Model 1897 is an external hammer shotgun lacking a trigger disconnector. This means that the user can hold the trigger down while cycling the shotgun and once the action is returned to battery the shotgun fires. The firearm itself is classified as a slide action pump shotgun. It was the first truly successful pump-action shotgun produced. Throughout the time period the Model 1897 was in production, over a million of the type were produced in various grades and barrel lengths. The 1897 introduced a "take down" design, where the barrel could be taken off, a standard in pump shotguns made today. Over time, "The model 97 became the most popular shotgun on the American market and established a standard of performance by which other kinds and makes of shotguns were judged, including the most expensive imported guns. The left side of the slide is marked "Model 1897 - Winchester." Fore grip is missing. Serial Number:163031. This firearm qualifies as a Curio & Relic Long Gun, and requires FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check.
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