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Old 01-16-2008, 03:06 PM
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my uddy at school got one and he dont know jack about it and i dont either its real old what can you tell me about it

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Old 01-16-2008, 05:35 PM
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I'm not sure Winchester made a Mod. 1896. I'm familiar with the Mod.s 1890, '94,'95,'97 and a Mod. 1886. But I can't say I've heard of a Mod. '96. Is this a shotgun or a rifle?
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Old 01-16-2008, 06:58 PM
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he said it was a shotgun i think he said modle 97 but he dont know much about guns i didnt get to talk to him much today just at lockers its a pump with an exposed hammer i did get that much i told him just to shoot 2 3/4s out of it

i know he needs me to come over to his house and show him how to shoot it
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Old 01-16-2008, 08:16 PM
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Make sure it is all in good condition before shooting!!!! I had a buddy just about blow his hand off because he tried to shoot some muzzle loader he found in his attic(sp??) be careful!
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Old 01-17-2008, 03:39 AM
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If it's a mod. '97 shotgun, and in good condition,it's safe to shoot with any 2 3/4" shell. They were very strong actions. I've got one made in 1911. It's my favorite rabbit gun. I shot turkey loads through it for years, and shot sporting clays with it a couple of times.I wouldn't shoot steel shot through it though. They had very tight chokes, and you might ruin the muzzle trying to get steel shot through it.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:08 PM
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Is it a pump with a hammer? if so, it's a 1897 Winchester. Depending on condition, they are becoming pretty collectable, they are also the only pump you can use in cowboy action shooting. Norinco is making a copy now.
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