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5 years 5 weeks ago, 11:24 PM

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I was hoping that someone would have some information on stocks and fore ends for a Winchester Model 97. I have checked just about every place on line I could think of with no avail. I am in need of both for a fine old (manufactured circa 1900) Model 97 my best friend gave me through his will. It is in overall great shape and is a real good shooter, but the stock and fore end are in need of replacement for me to use for skeet shooting. Any help would be awesome!! Thanks!

5 years 5 weeks ago, 11:35 PM

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I can offer this one where I go when I need parts.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 11:45 PM

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It's your gun, and you can do with it as you choose, but if it were mine I wouldn't take it skeet shooting on a regular basis. Once or twice maybe to see how it works for skeet, but I wouldn't take a chance on damaging a fine old piece of history like a Model 97. If you like skeet (and it's a great game), why not buy a newer gun that's designed specifically for the game?
Taking it hunting is a different thing, since in hunting you only shoot if there's games, whereas in skeet the "birds" are always there.
I agree with DC that Gunparts is a great place to start looking.

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 1:28 AM

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go buy you a Mossy 500 for about $250.00
and save the Winchester as a keepsake
from your friend

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 1:38 AM

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amen on that..CW.

plus the original stocks are almost always going to be worth more to a collector..
That brings up two questions.. whats the story with your SA..why the problem with the sights. and cant you sorta "open" em up a little...ive done that many times with in frame rear sights.. easy to just make them a bit wider with a flle.. and you can do some bending on that front sight as you know... What do you think the problem is.. Second thought...the 1941 for 5800 .. this is one of those IMHO things.. the piece is sharp...near perfect.. MAYBE he could get close to that if it there was absolute proof of no refinishing, but there not that rare..i knew how to field strip it cause our little dealer in wickenburg has one.. and a LOT less money.. im thinking he found a book on gun values and this is the high end price... thuoghts?

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 1:46 AM

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I think the sights are fine, it's just me, probably
need to wear glasses. I'm just used to target sights
and the SA has the round top with the grove
built in the frame. I know there is a name for it
but I can't think of it

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 1:47 AM

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I found some nice digital scales on line for $33.00

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 1:54 AM

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all the 1917's and Victorys have them.. most 10's ..just your basic hold over from old Col Colt. (after he got slick and took them off the hammer) The neat thing is you can open them up real easy, and its neither hard nor damaging to the piece.. Don't think i would do this with a first generation SA P model...but you know what i mean.. count how many stokes on each side, then use a bit of sight black.. otherwise when your use to good sights, and i think we can all thank the bowmar folks for this... the sight picture on the old dogs is just WAY to skinny for older eyes, or even young ones to pick up quick..

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 1:58 AM

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I'm 63, I guess it's time I get my eyes checked lol

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 2:31 AM

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i wear reading glases, and ceap over the counter things for shoting just to sharpen up that sight picture. hope it stops raining tomorrow so i can get to the range and post some pics.

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 2:36 AM

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I wont actually be 63 untill July 7

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 2:42 AM

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will both be 62 from 5-15 till 7-7 ... then ha ha ha ya got me by a year... wow..so if my math is right your bd is 7-7-47.... sounds like time for a one arm bandit..

Reminds me (Lords truth on this story) we had an inmate with one arm..(hit a mail box while hang'n out the truck window) anyway they called him "slot machine"... one arm bandit..

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 2:54 AM

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That's exactly right 7-7-1947
The day the flying saucer crashed in NM

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5 years 5 weeks ago, 2:59 AM

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ya ever glow in the dark... laughing.. see you guys tomorrow..tired..

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Thanks

Thanks to all of you for your comments and advise, I did just that and put it in the gun cabinet to age a little more. With it being in as great of shape as it is, I decided to let it that way. For right now, I found a butt stock at the local gun show and wrapped the original up. If it ever gets to the point where I get an offer on it, the old stock will definitely go with it. Besides, being manufactured in 1902, it has seen its fair share of hunting over the last century and it deserves a good rest. Sleep well old reliable.

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