EarlJust Looking In A Blue Book Of Gun Values I Bought A Few Days Ago By S. P. Fjestad. Serial # 226331 Starts @1903 And Serial #258664 Starts @1904. So I Think Maybe A Late 1903. Many Models Available Check Out The Model 1897 Pigeon High Grade WooHaaa
Around $10,000. That Model Should Have An Engraved Pigeon Behind Hammer And Some Models A Black Diamond Stock Inlay. Is It A 26" Barrel 28",29",30",31",32" ? Checkered Stock, Marked Trap, Inlays In The Pistol Grip Area?
I'm Not The Expert Just Reading Out Of The Book To Help. Earl
By Serial Number yours was made in 1904...NOT 1905!Hope you like your 97 my serial number is 238113 and was make in 1905 the year after yours. If you had it reblued that cuts collecter value but makes for a darn good shooter. I don't care what mines worth because they will have to pry it from my cold dead fingers to get it.
Mooseman, i have my fathers old 1897 winchester pump serial # 182010, i dated this gun a 1903, wondering what it might be worth..It is 100% original, shows wear, blueing gone, scratches on stock, no cracks in wood, action works smoothly. Any idea on it's worth....JohnbukieDepends on "Refurbish"...Re-blue ? etc... Cuts value in Half...