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Bert/Knowledgable Winchester guys.....Another ? .

Horse Plains DrifterHorse Plains Drifter Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 39,559 ***** Forums Admin
edited October 2013 in Ask the Experts
Can anyone supply an approximate DOM for a model 97, s/n 166561? I'm going off memory on the s/n, but if that isn't correct, it's within a few hundred. TIA for any help.

Thanks guys!! Now next question. Would it be in a s/n range that could have been a trench gun in WWI?

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    WWllVetWWllVet Member Posts: 1,493 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I think probably 1902

    Vet.
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    Bert H.Bert H. Member Posts: 11,279 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    April 1902, and it is a "C" series gun.
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    Bert H.Bert H. Member Posts: 11,279 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Horse Plains Drifter
    Thanks guys!! Now next question. Would it be in a s/n range that could have been a trench gun in WWI?


    No... it is way too early for it to be an authentic WW I Trench Gun. The first WW I Trench Guns are in the 669000 serial number range.
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    wanted manwanted man Member Posts: 3,276
    edited November -1
    Bert, is there ANYTHING you DON'T know about Winnies??
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    Bert H.Bert H. Member Posts: 11,279 ✭✭✭
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    quote:Originally posted by wanted man
    Bert, is there ANYTHING you DON'T know about Winnies??


    I am sure there is, but at this time, I can not tell you what it might be. I am quite certain that somebody in the future will ask me a question that I do not have the answer for.

    For what it is worth, I have made it a lifelong hobby to study, research, and learn as much as possible about the history and production of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company 1866 - 1963. Currently, I have nearly 30 GB of data and research notes on my computer, and have an immense library to supplement my computer database. I am constantly adding new information to all of the research surveys that I have in progress, and have written numerous articles (published in "The Winchester Collector" magazine. I also currently serve on the WACA Board of Directors, and am the WACA historian.
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    laxcoachlaxcoach Member Posts: 1,296 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Bert,
    Here's a technical question for you--
    What glue is best to refasten a rib on a M21---- Elmer's, Gorilla, or otherwise?
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    Bert H.Bert H. Member Posts: 11,279 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by laxcoach
    Bert,
    Here's a technical question for you--
    What glue is best to refasten a rib on a LC Smith---- Elmer's, Gorilla, or otherwise?


    Every moron knows that you glue those L.C. Smith (Elmer Fudd specials) back together with Elmer's glue[}:)]
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