WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 PUMP ACTION TRENCH SHOTGUN, 12. GA., 1920, L 19 1/2" BARREL, SN 678272, INCLUDES ADDITIONAL HEAT SHIELD AND BAYONET
Serial number 678272 dates this shotgun to 1920. Barrel is stamped "CYL", "PW" in a circle. Pump arm is stamped "Model 1897 Winchester Trade Mark Reg. in U.S. Pat. Off.". Wood stock is stamped 424 and the receiver is stamped "US" above a flaming bomb. Having a leather strap. This lot includes an additional heat shield as well as an M1905 bayonet having a 16" blade. This bayonet is stamped "RIA 1910" and "US 185573". The leather bayonet scabbard is stamped R.I.A. 1907 J.E.N. and R.I.A. 1921.
Splitting to the grain next to the trigger guard. Pitting to the barrel and receiver. Circular loss to the receiver that appears to be from re-drilling (see additional photo). Action is functioning. Bayonet scabbard has wear and loss to the leather, the blade is in good condition.