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May 11, 2008, 09:40 AM
I have just been handed an Uncles 1897 Winchester takedown model which has been sorely neglected in a closet for a very long time. Where might I find COMPLETE teardown instructions, parts nomenclature/etc. and even possible hysterical reference data on dates of manufacture?

Thanks for any help

May 11, 2008, 09:53 AM
Here is the link your lookin for

May 11, 2008, 09:00 PM
Thanks for the repair shop link, however, they do not have the information requested online. I will give them a call tomorrow to see if available.

May 11, 2008, 09:21 PM
Here ya go. http://marauder.homestead.com/files/model97down.html

May 12, 2008, 08:47 AM
Thanks, I had been on that site before but couldn't link to the diagrams/lists until last night/this morning.

May 12, 2008, 09:29 AM
What historical information are you looking for? Maybe I can help. With the serial # you can get an approximate manufacture date. Also the best tear easily accessible tear down instructions I have found are the Radocy Takedown guides. They are available through Midway USA, at gun shows, Barnes and Noble, and I have even seen them at Gander Mtn and some of the larger gun shops that have good book shelves.