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Posted: 5/6/2002 5:38:15 AM EDT
The thread about coachguns reminded me of the Chinese copies of the Model '97 that have become available. The 20" barreled version looks pretty neat as a self-defense gun that can also be used in cowboy-action competition. Does anybody have any experience with these shotguns?
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 6:47:37 AM EDT
No, but Gun Tests likes it. I wouldn't buy it because it is Chinese and I would rather have an old gun made in U.S. with some real history behind it rather than some new gun made by commie slave labor.

But that's just me . . .
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 7:04:45 AM EDT
I saw the topic and thought there were gonna be Chinese Models. Damn Disappointed again
Link Posted: 5/6/2002 10:16:01 AM EDT
No experience, but I did look at one recently (I think at Green Top in Ashland). It looked rather sloppily finished. It certainly wouldn’t pass for a real Winchester.
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