How many of you out there own one of these, only 100,000 made. Some solid frame some take down. I have a 1922 take down that was my father-in-laws that is in very good condition. Only draw back he lived in Michigan and took it to the Marbal gun company and had them put them put one of their adjustable choke devices on it way back when. That way he could hunt ducs, dear rabits or anything else with one gun, Still tight as a tick and I hunt with it a little myself.
Joined: 24 Jun 2013
Location: canandaigua - western n.y. (formerly deerhunter)
got 2 of them - both as tight as vaults . one is 3rd gen - spring ejectors , button mag releases etc . My GOOD one here has a last model stock , a California made late model FE , and a cerated hammer from a last model 12ga . Looks like the last one out of the factory in spite of being a teens gun ! The other is a slightly older 2nd gen with the screw mag stops . Boy , is that one a tight shooter ! Love em dearly !!
Joined: 27 Jun 2007
Location: St. Charles, MO
I have one., don't know about all those features that Bill (16 ga. davis) talks about, if the hammer is cocked the button will release the action, full choke that measures .027 constriction. It has been reblued. Don't know if it is 2-3/4 or not, but it shoot and ejects them fine and it will grind up the targets with 3/4 oz. loads when I'm on them. If I ran the serial no. correctly it was made in 1907. It has the D over the seral no.
I like it
I have a 16ga Mod 97 from 1954. It has the weaver choke on it and makes a great late season pheasant gun with the IC choke in it. Iím a 4th generation Mod 97 user. There is just something about that klickity-klack when it cycles.
Mine's choked cylinder and looks to have been partially refinished at some point way back to stop or repair rust damage. The pitting looked worse than it really was and cleaned up well, but I haven't hunted with it for a couple years. It will get back out there.
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