Winchester Model 1897 Trench Shotgun In Very Rare Civilian Model

$11,500.00

Very Rare Winchester Civilian Model 1897 Trench Shotgun

Seller: Harry Viezens
Item Number: 1788
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This shotgun was produced on May 5th 1932. The Shotgun's serial number is 882951. It has the standard 20 inch cylinder choked barrel. The bore is in very fine condition. The handguard and bayonet attachment assembly have the Patent applied for stamp just above the sling swivel on the right side. The bayonet lug has the correct cut out notch to accommodate the locking lug of the Winchester Model 1895 Russian contract musket bayonet. This bayonet lug will also work with the Model 1917 rifle bayonet. This adaption is only found on civilian model trench guns. These civilian model trench guns do not have any military property stamps or inspection stamps. Another unusual feature of these civilian model guns is that Winchester fitted brass butt plates with the company logos identical to the standard hard rubber butt plates then in production. These trench guns were available for a very short time. From the late 1920's to the early 1930's. These rare shotguns are covered in Bruce Canfield's book on Military Shotguns. See page 70 to read about these guns. The production of these guns is very limited. This Trench Gun is the correct take down model. The original factory bluing would rate a 95% overall condition. The stock and pump handle have no cracks or wood damage. The wood still has the original finish intact. The action is tight and locks up properly. The action shows little use or wear. The brass buttplate is in fine condition with no damage to the surface. I have a correct original Russian Contract bayonet and scabbard that will go with this shotgun. The Russian Contract Bayonet is the one with the bright blade. The 1917 rifle bayonet and scabbard is for illustration only and not for sale. I have a factory letter that certifies that this serial number was issued on May 5th 1932. This is the correct time frame for this rare gun. this Shotgun would make a very fine addition to any Military shotgun collection!

Curio&Relic KOKE (2) F. No. 537 -21

You can reach Harry or Marcia by phone at 928-468-0306 or by fax at 928-468-0307. You may also send an email to hlvfineguns@gmail.com and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Concerning Phone Calls

For those folks that do not know me yet, I’m very hard of hearing on the phone. Therefore when you would call me, I will pick up the phone and tell you that I will call you right back. I have caller ID just so that you know, the reason for that is I cannot use a regular phone. I have to switch over to what is called a voice carry over phone. When I call you back  you will hear my voice in our conversation, an operator will type your conversation to me on my phone view screen. With me reading what you are saying to me saves me a lot of confusion for me mishearing words.

I do want to talk to you and answer your questions without mistakes or miscommunications. This system works pretty good, so please be willing to be patient with my hearing loss.

My wife Marcia has fine hearing on the phone and is quite knowledgeable about firearms and is very able to help you over the phone.

Thanks, Harry

Terms of Sale

Kaiser ordinance is doing business as Harry Viezens Fine Guns and Harry Viezens Fine Guns and Appraisals.

For simplification, these terms of sale apply to all business names used by Kaiser Ordinance, Inc. This document will use Kaiser Ordinance Inc. name to represent all aspects of names used by Kaiser Ordinance Inc. doing business as.

Our Terms of Sale

This firearm is sold as a curio and relic or an item of historical interest unless specified. This Term of Sale also applies to a modern firearm that Kaiser Ordinance may sell. We the seller, will not assume any responsibility or liability if this firearm is to be shot or used in any way. Any type of ammunition or loading procedures is beyond our control. This also includes any safety or lack of safety procedures in using this firearm purchased by us.

If you, the Buyer, do wish to shoot this firearm, Kaiser Ordinance Inc. strongly insist that the firearm be inspected by a qualified gunsmith as to condition and ability to be fired safely. No guarantees or warranties are implied on a firearm sold by Kaiser Ordinance Inc. Buyer is responsible for any theft or unauthorized use of the firearm purchased from Kaiser Ordinance Inc.

I the Buyer, have read this Term of Sale for purchasing a firearm from Kaiser Ordinance Inc.. I the buyer, fully understand these terms of sale and will accept any responsibility or liability incurred if I violate these terms. I the Buyer will not hold Kaiser Ordinance Inc. or Kaiser Ordinance Inc. employees responsible or liable for the firearm(s) purchased by me, the Buyer.

All items purchased from us have been carefully researched and described to the best of our ability. We want you, the customer to be fully satisfied with your purchase from us. We offer the standard three day inspection time. If for any reason you the customer wish to send your purchase back to us, notify us by phone or email of your intent to return the item. Make sure you send your purchase back in the same condition you received it in and insure the shipment for the same value. When we receive the returned item, I will then send you your refund.

For your simplicity of purchasing items from our site, we offer services for paying by the four major credit cards, or if you prefer, by money orders, cashiers check, or by personal check. If paid by personal check, I will have to hold your order until your check clears the bank. I will ship your order within 48 hours after all paperwork and legal requirements [ if applicable to gun sales] are met. Most items I like to send by priority Mail. Most of the time this is the fastest way for me to send the items to you. If you have any questions concerning shipping or payments feel free to give us a call, I will be glad to help you out!

You may request a “hold” on any of our items for sale for 24 hours. By email all sales, however, must be concluded by phone. You may contact us by phone during regular business hours… Arizona time.

We also offer for our customers a layaway option. The terms to be worked out on an individual basis per customer. All layaway sales are final.

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