What can you tell me about Winchester 1897 16 gauge??

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diesellover

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No disconnect either so you can hold the trigger, and operate the pump in order to slide fire it.

The 1897s are very popular. I would love to have the Norinco brand just for fun and to run some drills with. I wouldn't have a clue on the value though. It verys so much. Thinking about buying it?
 

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No disconnect either so you can hold the trigger, and operate the pump in order to slide fire it.

The 1897s are very popular. I would love to have the Norinco brand just for fun and to run some drills with. I wouldn't have a clue on the value though. It verys so much. Thinking about buying it?
A friends wife inherited it. He's not so much into firearms. He is into swords. He was asking about it.
 

String

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I think we need String to chime in with some insight.;)
These are cool old guns. I have one in 12 ga that I paid $500 for some years ago. Mechanically its fine but the finish not so much. Like most old pumps they don't have a disconnector so if you hold the trigger back they will fire as fast as you can pump the forearm. Here is what the 2018 Standard Catalog of Firearms says. See the note at the end of the text about the 16 ga. IMG_20180113_215901.jpg IMG_20180113_220030.jpg