View Full Version : winchester 1897
March 16, 2009, 01:23 PM
I have an old winchester 1897 shotgun, the gun has been reblued and has had an adjustable choke along with an after market butt pad placed on it, I don't belive the gun is worth much with all of the above having been done to it, and I don't shoot skeet well with it. I have always liked the look of the 1897 trench guns and some for some reason find the ridiculous idea of a bayonet mounted on a shotgun amusing, does any one know were i can get the proper heatshield and bayonet lug that was on the trench versions? I know its kind of silly to DE-sportarize a shotgun, but i already have it and have always wanted one of the trench versions.
thanks for your time!
March 16, 2009, 05:52 PM
Gun Parts Corp probably has them. I've also seen them in Shotgun News. You know you can buy a complete '97 from Norinco WITH the heatshield, right?
March 16, 2009, 07:12 PM
I agree. The poly-choke, reblue, and the recoil pad do hurt the collector value. Make it what you want.
March 16, 2009, 10:58 PM
Numrich does have it HERE (http://www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?chrProductSKU=813820&chrSuperSKU=&MC=) and the bayonet as well!:)
March 17, 2009, 08:14 AM
thanks for the help. now I can have tha always useful shotgun bayonet combo I have always needed;)
March 17, 2009, 08:51 AM
I don't think need has anything to do with it.:D
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