Yes mnm it's an old 97 winchester it has a 20 in barrel that is marked full choke and yes i do hunt with it she is good on grouse.3way the spring in the bottom of the action has been fixed to prevent it from going off.mnmtranching":2yentoda said:Is that a pump with a hammer? Is the old gun a security system or do you hunt with it?
3waycross":31jrwqkc said:Is that a Model 97 winchester. If so you should be VERY careful about setting is down with a round in the chamber, even if it's not cocked it can fire and hurt someone. Don't ask how I know, just take my word for it.
mnmtranching":6sjavrb2 said:Rattler, that is a dandy old shotgun. sure wouldn't mind having one like that.
How are things looking up for the Fall hunting adventures? Got a couple good bucks around? How about the grouse? You must have some ruffed around there?
tncattle":3jsf7ioz said:My favorite is my dad's 16 gauge. I'm not a shotgun expert but it's really old and he calls it a "something sweet 16" I can't remember the exact name but I think it's from Belgium. It really is a beautiful gun. He says it's a collector gun, I guess so.
Wewild":2a72pw26 said:Probably a Browning. They quit making the "Sweet 16" in Belgium in the mid to early 70's and started back making them in Japan in the late 70's as I recall. I got one of each. Very nice. I am partial to Brownings but like the Model 12 Winchesters and love my Ithaca M37.
I always want one of those Model 97 Winchesters. I know a man that had a WW1 trench gun. This make me want to call him up and offer more for it this time.
rattler":37x5o2kx said:Here are a couple pic's of my favorite old shotgun.