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Winchester Model 1893 12g pump *pics added*

A friend of mine has a 1893 with a 20" barrel. It doesnt look like it has been cut. Does anyone know if Winchester would have made one with a short barrel like that? Also what the value of it might be? It is in nice shape..I will try to get some pics tomorrow. Thx
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Winchester Model 1897 shotgun




Winchester Model 1897 shotgun



Type

Shotgun



Place of origin

United States



Service history



Used by

United States Army, United States Navy, United States Marine Corps,



Wars

Philippine-American War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War



Production history



Designer

John Browning



Manufacturer

Winchester Repeating Arms Company



Produced

1897–1957



Number built

1,024,700



Variants

See text



Specifications



Weight

8 lb (3.6 kg)



Length

391⁄4 in (1,000 mm)



Barrel length

20 in (510 mm)




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Caliber

12-gauge



Action

Pump-action



Effective range

22 yards (20 meters)



Feed system

5-round tubular magazine


The Winchester Model 1897, also known as the Model 97, M97, or Trench Gun, was a pump-action shotgun with an external hammer and tube magazine manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. The Model 1897 was an evolution of the Winchester Model 1893 designed by John Browning. From 1897 until 1957, over one million of these shotguns were produced. The Model 1897 was offered in numerous barrel lengths and grades, chambered in 12 and 16 gauge, and as a solid frame or takedown. The 16-gauge guns had a standard barrel length of 28 inches, while 12-gauge guns were furnished with 30-inch length barrels. Special length barrels could be ordered in lengths as short as 20 inches, and as long as 36 inches. Since the time the Model 1897 was first manufactured it has been used by American soldiers,[1] police departments,[2] and hunters.[2]




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Re: Winchester Model 1893 12g pump

Winchester 1893 model was made for 7 years, 1893-1899. Accodring to George Madis, 84,555 were made. Beginning in 1897, the serial numbers overlap with the improved Model 1897. Yes, a 20 inch barrel was an option, although not a popular option in the day. It was widely thought that a longer barrel held a better pattern, and 30 inch was the norm. If its a factory barrel gun in good shape and it shoots, $500 is a starting point. Some pics would be great.

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Re: Winchester Model 1893 12g pump

Thx for the info. I added a link to some photos in my original post. Any idea who/where to take it to get it appraised?
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Re: Winchester Model 1893 12g pump

1896 manufacture. Nice original patina by the looks of it. I don't know an appraiser in your area, but someone on here will. Its a keeper, for sure.

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