Am trying to get an approximate value for this shotgun as well as the date of manufacture. 2 3/4" , 30" barrel. The bluing is in excellent shape except for the slide, and the stock has some discoloration of the wood.
Don Franklin...I was alluding to the fact that it is impossible to assign a value to the gun with the description given. If it created confusion or caused a misunderstanding for any of you, I do apoligize. I am not as intense as lefty o, when it comes to posting. I take things to the lighter side, when possible. Unlike lefty o, I do not call others names.
Yes, there are websites to help find the value of your shotgun. Why don't you google 'firearms values" or something of that nature, to get you started.
There are books, available,that are dedicated to gun values, also.
The easiest way to get a Fair Market Value of your gun is to go to a Gun Show and fine a couple of guns that pretty much match yours. Now there's always the chance that yours has a fatal flaw or is for some unknown reason a valuable collectors gun, you may never know about that though.
I have just time enough to post what is in the bluebook:The first M1897 was an improved M1893,from 100% to 10%,$900,$750,$595,$500,$450,$350,$250,$225,195,$175,$150,$125.The next jump is a M1897Trap running from 98% to 10%:$2250,$2000,$1800,$1600,$1300,$1000,$750,$600,$450,$400,$350.The next is a M1897 Pigeon:running from 98% to 10%:,$10,000,$8,500,$7500,$6000,$4500,$3500,$3000,$2000,$1500,$1000,$800. sam.
gee, i thought you said you didnt call people names!!! you are a P.O.S.! the only thing ive ever seen you do on this forum is cause problems, be a wiseass, and generally screw up peoples threads. for all intent purposes jbs, your a troll.
Since you felt ok with calling me names, I felt ok with calling you names, too. You made it a personal attack a long time ago. I finally decided to join the game with you. I've enjoyed this game enough. You're just gonna have to carry it on by yourself.
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