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Posted: 7/31/2005 11:25:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 11:34:14 AM EDT by Ungwaha]
My Dad gave me a Winchester model 1897 12 ga b4 he died and I want to get is fixed so I can use it. I was wondering if y'all know of any GOOD gunsmiths? I was told by a local 'smith that it was worth more broken then fixed.

Here is what is stamped in the barrel:

manufacured by Winchester Repeating Arms co. New Haven, Conn USA
PAT Nov 25, 90 DEC.92.JULY.21.96.FEB.22.98 JUNE 14.98 OCT.16.1900.DEC.25.06.JULY.05.10

Any help will be much appreicated.

Rich B
Orlando, FL

cross posted in the C&R area

edited to make the title readable
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 11:52:15 AM EDT
What's wrong with it?
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 12:17:29 PM EDT
The pump is not "attaching" itself to the bolt. it has some wobble in the barrel and reciver area and trigger drops by itself.
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 12:59:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/31/2005 1:13:40 PM EDT by R71]
Try this guy, I have not had any work done by them myself yet. They talk about them on the SASS Wire all the time. I have one of those Chinese Trench Brooms that I am going to send them to work on. heres the phone number (507) 685-4500

corrected link: www.coyotecap.com

good luck
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 2:43:44 PM EDT
The barrel/receiver wobble is fixable with a new adjusting collar. My takedown '97 had the same problem.

Re the pump handle/bolt situation: You do have the takedown pin turned to the correct position & pushed in, right? If the mag tube isn't spun into position & locked the pump handle won't engage.

The trigger problem sounds like a worn sear/disconnect.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 1:42:17 AM EDT
Dustybunch is another SASS oufit specializing in 97's
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