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Winchester21
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:26 pm  Reply with quote
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I have a 16ga Winchester 1897 that was made in 1905. It is a takedown model and not a riot gun. From what I've read the normal barrel length for a 16ga gun of this vintage was 28 or 30", only riot guns came with a 20" barrel.
Does anyone know "for sure" if Winchester ever made a 16ga, non-riot gun in 1905 with a 20" barrel, or were they all made with the longer barrels. It's possible that what I have was cut down professionally.
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skeettx
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:42 pm  Reply with quote
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To KNOW for sure

https://centerofthewest.org/explore/firearms/firearms-records/

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jrothWA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:25 pm  Reply with quote



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Might have been done due to usage.

Start searching the auction site for a replacement, if you want to??

Use it as is, it will be sweet of flushing grouse and rabbits.
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jrothWA
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:26 pm  Reply with quote



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Might have been done due to usage.

Start searching the auction site for a replacement, if you want to??

Use it as is, it will be sweet of flushing grouse and rabbits.
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HaweaterHal
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:13 pm  Reply with quote



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It was likely cut down by a Cowboy Action Shooter.
20 inches is the preferred length for this type of competition.
12 out of 14 of my 16 ga 97 are 20 to 22 inches.

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HaweaterHal
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:14 pm  Reply with quote



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It was likely cut down by a Cowboy Action Shooter.
20 inches is the preferred length for this type of competition.
12 out of 14 of my 16 ga 97 are 20 to 22 inches.

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