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Old March 26, 2010, 04:05 AM   #1
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Somebody local was doing some Spring Cleaning and came upon a Winchester Model 1897 Trench Gun. Says it brought back a lot of bad memories and so he wants to get rid of it. No bayonet or sling....Anybody know what its worth?
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Old March 26, 2010, 06:30 AM   #2
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Check this link to Gunbroker for current asking prices. Maybe you can find one in similar condition, etc. Range is pretty broad. Many are in the $350-400 area.
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Old March 26, 2010, 01:49 PM   #3
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Many are in the $350-400 area

The Norinco clones, maybe. Genuine 97 trench guns are double that or more.

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I have been collecting this type of firearms for years and if you could post some photos it would be easier to get honest apprasial. Too many variations to just give a ballparl figure. If your friend wants he can pm me with assurence of privacy and security.
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