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nrhareiner 01-03-2013 04:37 PM

Just picked up a Winchester 97 12 ga
 
Well not mounted shooting but still old timmer. I was on the look out for a shot gun for SASS and just found a Winchester 97 12ga today. Matching numbers and all. Need to so some resurch on the numbers to see what year it was made but I think I am going to have some fun this coming summer.

Tazmanian Devil 01-08-2013 10:40 AM

Congrats on the new purchase.

FYI - you can do mounted shooting with a 12ga. There are inserts which go into the barrel and allow the use of the standard mounted shooting .45 blanks.

The "rundown" has two targets. It used to be a grouping of 3 balloons and then 2 balloons. I preferred this as it made it much more challenging. The "new" way is simply two targets, one balloon each.

Have fun.

Joe4d 01-08-2013 11:44 AM

sweat nice find, I think I would have to clean it up and store it, get a 1887 clone for playing.

nrhareiner 01-08-2013 02:43 PM

Joe that is what I am thinking about doing. Called my gun smith the other day and he will check it out and clean it for $40. I have my eye on anouther 97 that does not have matched numbers and someone has already cut off the barrel. Will just have to see what it goes for. I do not want a clone as the only company that makes one is from China. Just not sure I would trust it. I also know where there are anouther 2 97s here close to me.

nrhareiner 01-08-2013 03:15 PM

Here is a picture of it.

http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h1...hester1897.jpg


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