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garage sale find, Winchester 1887 pump

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Landpimp, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Landpimp

    Landpimp GOLD Star

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    garage sale find, Winchester 1897 pump

    Found this at a garage sale today, picked it up for $40 :D

    vintage 1915 Winchester 1897 12 gauge
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    nothing real special about it, I think the buttstock has been replaced at some point. Not alot of blue left but a nice patina, functions well.

    I have always liked these pumps........now I got one :)

    The trick at garage sales......is to ask if there are any sporting goods ;) go figure this old timer brings out the 97 for me. No luck getting him to part with his model 62 with octagon barrel.........says he still needs it to pop the coons with it
     
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    Ya know, the land cruiser finds are bad enough.....but THIS is killing me!
     
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    you must have missed this little gem a gal in my office gave me a year or so ago

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    MINT unfired SW Safety Hamerless(also known as a Lemon Squezer) 38SW, genuine SW pearl(or something) grips, nickle finish..........this is a brand new gun

    :D
     
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    Dang it! You guts are killing me! As a gun nut with a minimal collection I always enjoy living vicariously through others acquisitions. Good job.

    Fly Rod
     
  5. Cruiser_Nerd

    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    So I maybe I shouldn't tell you about the 62 I found in a rack of used Rossi .22's. :flipoff2: ......."damn nice furniture on that Rossi"....

    That 1897 brings back a lot of good memories....... :D :crybaby:
     
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    Landpimp GOLD Star

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    Sweet :)

    got a 61 and 62.....just not the octagon version

     
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    oooo, and a detachable barrel one too, love those...
    Check out the extractors and supports, those break easy.
    Also the back of the bolt is susceptible to cracking.
    Would make some CAS guy happy!
     
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    well I am glad you mentioned that, I was not sure if it was a take down or not........and I can't figure out how to take it down, figured it was the button/lever at the front right side of the frame.......but I cant get it to do anything

     
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    you gotta pull the mag tube out and then you twist the barrel/mag assembly
    be a tad careful, it's easy to scratch things up with the tube if you let it bang around

    bought mine for CAS but it's an 1898 and I could not bear to cut this wonderful long 30" (IIRC) barrel. Has a beautiful patina too.

    these things are not very sturdy though, and the mechanicals in the receiver are really complicated. That thing would cost several thous to make now.
    Also, the older ones ('15 might qualify) have a short chamber so caution is in order. Don't just stick a full load 2 3/4" in there. Measure it first! And check the bolt etc carefully for lockup problems.

    Mostly, though, enjoy!
     
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    ah, I see now......I think. Thanks for the info, I will have a gunsmith take a look at it before I shoot it.

     
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    HZJ60 Guy Tank Buster

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    Hey LP, got me one of those too. Riot verson, but not a take down. AND I paid a lot more than 40.00 for it ya bugger. Nice find.

    Oh and I dont think that's the original stock either. But then you're aware of that.

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    right on :) I could be tempted to shorten the barrel on this one, prolly really wouldnt effect the value........what ya think?

    Butplate is the orignal however, least I am pretty sure it is

    the take down feature is WAY cool

    Today we scored a mint Adcom Preamp/Tuner($200ish on Ebay), new vintage Rayban Aviators(I had a pair in the 80's), Warn 1500LB ATV winch, 2 new grease guns(dude had 100 of them), a bunch of other little stuff for about $50 total..........we love the garage sales around here :)

     
  14. dieseldog

    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    The Model 1897 is a cult favorite scattergun. Nothing like the slam-fire action on those babies. A total classic weapon. GREAT FIND.
     
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    I wouldn't modify it at all....especially don't change the metal finish/bluing. TONS of sheeyat on the web as far as finding replacement original stocks, etc.......but of course you already know that I bet.

    Garage sales never have that kind of stuff available.
     
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    Cruiser_Nerd That 25 Guy. Moderator

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    It'll cost you more than the gun, but since it's a take down, you can get another figure 8 ring and another barrel, try Gunparts, Inc. You'll have to have someone headspace it for you. I'll check my junk box.

    Oh, yeah and everytime I see that thread I think you're talking about a 10ga. lever action........ :flipoff2: