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Western Firearms

SMOF5995 - 23023 - WINCHESTER MODEL 1897 12 GAUGE PUMP SHOTGUN- Serial number 876463 made in 1932 with 30 inch 12 gauge barrel, full choke, mirror bright bore. This is the takedown model, and the lockup is nice and tight, and mechanics are fine. This is a field used gun that has been well cared for. Screw heads are crisp and unbuggered. Barrel has about 80-85% original blue, but the magazine tube has about 40-50% due to handling wear, and the almost none on the receiver. Buttstock is one of the few we have seen that is NOT cracked at the rear of the receiver, and while the varnish finish is flaked and scraped, overall the wood is pretty nice except for one long shallow bruise on the right side as shown in the photos. Missing the buttplate, but does not seem to have been cut down, just a case of the hard rubber buttplate getting broken and lost. Repro buttplates are readily available, and somewhere I have several old originals, but no idea where they are, or I would install one.

This is one of John M. Browning’s classic designs, with more than a million Model 97s made before production ended in 1957. It was the first really successful pump action shotgun made, and improved over the less successful Model 1893 Winchester which had been designed for blackpowder loads and. The only other pumps prior to these were one designed by C.M. Spencer (the Civil War carbine inventor!) and Andrew Burgess, the latter using an awkward but functional arrangement where the entire pistol grip would slide back along the axis of the stock to work the action. The Burgess was only built 1893-1897 and finally bought out by Winchester. Spencer was a good inventor, but lousy businessman and his guns were made starting about 1879, but in 1890 he sold out to Francis Bannerman, the big surplus dealer, who continued to make them under the Bannerman name until about 1910.

This classic old shotgun is one of the key historic arms for collectors of American sporting arms, and many are still enjoyed by shooters today. (We sell all guns as collector items only and they must be approved by a competent gunsmith before firing.) With a little refinishing on the stock and a new buttplate this will be a much nicer looking gun. C&R FFL okay for this one. Sorry, we can not accept credit card payment for this item. $575.00 (View Picture)


Western Items

**NEW ADDITION** 23346 BIBLE OF BRIDLE BITS VY LEROY HAUG & GERHARD MALM - An illustrated collector's guide to identification and classification of bridle bits with pricing. About 6" x 9" 170 pages soft covers. Used fine. $45.00 (View Picture)

21834 MONEY BAG Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (small) - Coarse woven cotton (almost canvas) “money bag” with markings as shown in the photos. Great props for cowboy action bank robbery scenario or something. Has some light soiling so it looks old, but not ratty or ancient. Probably circa 1960s-70s. These were originally sewn shut across the top, but you can tie it shut with some string or leather thong is you like that. It is up to the buyer to find the money to fill this up- bag is sold empty. Size about 9” x 17” $15.00 (View Picture)

21833 MONEY BAG - U.S. Mint- DENVER $1,000 dated 1975 for dollar coins (large) - Coarse woven cotton (almost canvas) “money bag” with markings as shown in the photos. Great props for cowboy action bank robbery scenario or something. Has some light soiling so it looks old, but not ratty or ancient. Probably for the silly Susan B. Anthony dollar coins that no one ever used, but you can fill it full of $1.00 bills if you like. These were originally sewn shut across the top, but you can tie it shut with some string or leather thong is you like that. It is up to the buyer to find the money to fill this up- bag is sold empty. Size about 12” x 19” $15.00 (View Picture)

21832 MONEY BAG Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (1960 date- large) - Coarse woven cotton (almost canvas) “money bag” with markings as shown in the photos. Great props for cowboy action bank robbery scenario or something. Has some light soiling so it looks old, but not ratty or ancient. Probably circa 1960s-70s. These were originally sewn shut across the top, but you can tie it shut with some string or leather thong is you like that. It is up to the buyer to find the money to fill this up- bag is sold empty. Size about 11.5” x 18” $15.00 (View Picture)

21830 MONEY BAG Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (1973 date- large) - Coarse woven cotton (almost canvas) “money bag” with markings as shown in the photos. Great props for cowboy action bank robbery scenario or something. Has some light soiling so it looks old, but not ratty or ancient. Dated 1973. These were originally sewn shut across the top, but you can tie it shut with some string or leather thong is you like that. It is up to the buyer to find the money to fill this up- bag is sold empty. Size about 11.5” x 18” $15.00 (View Picture)

20457 DOC W.F. CARVER: SPIRIT GUN OF THE WEST - “Plainsman; World’s Champion Marksman; and Originator of the American Wild West Show.” By Raymond W. Thorp. 266 pages 6” x 9” hardbound with plastic cover for dustjacket. Carver was an adventurer, originator of the Wild West Show, partner with Buffalo Bill Cody and later struck out on his own. The author has Carver’s personal scrapbooks as part of his research material, making this an excellent source of info on this colorful character of the old west. Used VG-fine. $35.00 (View Picture)

10521 OLD HOLSTER- REDHEAD BRAND - Good quality item showing fair amount of honest use. Probably circa 1960s or more recent. Good markings on back with REDHEAD logo, 20 SHD BS, 22 6. Looks to me it would fit a Ruger Bearcat or guns of that general size. $20.00 (View Picture)

10509 U.S. Model 1885 watering bridle and bit for cavalry - (Steffen, Horse Soldier III, 37) Although similar to the later M1902, the M1885 had the bridle sewn to a fixed length, while the M1902 used a buckle to adjust length. Used VG with the leather bridle somewhat stiff and not suitable for actual use. $125.00 (View Picture)


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