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Old April 14, 2010, 04:05 PM   #1
Tido4570
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Winchester Model 1897 12 gauge

I have a guy who gave me an old Winchester model 1897 12 gauge. If there was any blueing on it, it is all gone, what is left is a silver finish. Is this gun worth anything, he is inquiring about reblueing it or just hanging it up. There is a very small indent on the barrel where it got hit against something. Can this be taken out? Should I have it reblued for him? Or is it worth more just as it is above the mantel?
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Steve
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Old April 14, 2010, 04:12 PM   #2
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97's

The Mod 97 is very popular with CAS shooters and they love well worn.An original finish gun is always worth more than a restored one.Check with some smiths who works on 97's to see what it's worth.
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Old April 14, 2010, 08:25 PM   #3
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Please refer to my reply, in your duplicate post

http://thefiringline.com/forums/show...70#post4030870

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