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Old August 23, 2016, 08:23 PM   #1
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Winchester 97 Riot Gun

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Old August 24, 2016, 04:47 AM   #2
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One of my favorites .Thanks for the eye candy
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Old August 24, 2016, 08:20 AM   #3
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Nice. I would try it at skeet. Mine was 30" full.
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Old August 24, 2016, 08:40 AM   #4
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You gotta love Winchesters......that's a nice one!
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Old August 24, 2016, 01:48 PM   #5
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The boys on Iwo used these to great effect on the Japanese.

It's one shot stop power is excellent for trench warfare and jungle fighting.
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Old August 24, 2016, 04:21 PM   #6
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Just make sure you put the wooden dowel back in before you go hunting!
Seams like once we the people give what, at the time, seams like a reasonable inch and "they" take the unreasonable mile we can only get that mile back one inch at a time.

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Old August 25, 2016, 02:01 PM   #7
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good pics

Neat old gun. Nice pics.

You have any idea of it's background? An old LE or guard gun maybe?
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Old August 26, 2016, 08:58 AM   #8
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I have on with an 18 inch barrel. Its a kick in the butt to shoot but you have to get use to it not having a disconnect.

I shot a lot of Skeet and Trap with a Rem 870 and got in the habit, as part of follow through, staying on the trigger and pumping the gun during recoil.

Don't work with the Model 97. I tried it in a 3-gun match and ran out of ammo half way through a stage, hitting each target two or three times before I could get my finger off the trigger.

Unloading that sucker is as much fun as shooting it. Just push the two buttons and all the ammo shoots out the bottom.
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Old August 29, 2016, 11:10 AM   #9
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Oh yeah, love the "slamfire" capability on the old pump guns. I had an M12 Winchester (see screen name) and you could put seven in it and hold down that trigger and- BOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOM-BOOM!!! the thing would literally climb like a machine gun with buckshot. Not so effective in most combat probably, but I could see it being devastating to trench if firing in enfilade or down into a cave on Iwo Jima or something.
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