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mdl 97 trap restoration

Discussion in 'For Sale- Members only' started by acss, Feb 20, 2010.

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  1. acss

    acss Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    i thot you all might like to see a mdl 97 trap, 32" full restoration-- i opted, to not try for an original type restore job- but went for a "hotrod" look!! --work done by simmons in olathe ks-- thanks for enjoying the look at an old trapgun brot back to life---wally riebesell
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    sorry- i put it in the forsale column--just a habit i quess--
     
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    Acss, She is a Beauty! Bill
     
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    thanks-
     
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    Stunning. Just got to love the older guns.
     
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    That is one fine 97! Thanks for posting the pictures.

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    very nice

    regards from Iowa

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    Very nice! Are you planning on shooting it? Also, would you mind sharing what kind of money a project like that ends up costing? Thanks, Mike Pracht.
     
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    Very nice!

    I have a M97 that belonged to my dad that was built in 1917. Not a trap model but unusal in that it has a set of barrels with the same serial numbers. One 30" full and the other 20" cyl. I first thought that the gun may have been purchased as a riot gun but now believe it was purchased as a bird gun and the 20" barrel was for deer with buck shot. Anyone know if that was common in those days?

    Thanks for posting those pics.

    Jim
     
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    I BOT THE GUN WITH NO PAD OR BUTT PLATE- HAD PAINT SPLATTERED ON THE STOCK- NO WOODGRAIN SHOWING ON THE FOREARM. GUN HAD BEEN PARTIALLY RESTORED BUT PUT IN A CLOSET AS THEY MUST HAVE RUN OUT OF STEAM ON THE RESTORATION- GUN WAS NOT BLUED RIGHT AND RUST REAPPEARED- I HAD MY DOUBTS IF IT WUD BE FIXABLE? THIS ALL STARTED WHEN I BOT ON THE FORUM LAST SUMMER, A '97 WITH A SIMMONS VENT RIB ADDED TO THE RESTORE JOB- MY SHOOTING BUDDY , STEVE, REALLY WANTED IT AND AS IT TURNED OUT, THAT 97 TRAP 30" WAS ONLY 90 MILES AWAY!!! SO-NOT TO BE OUT DONE- I FOUND THIS GUN, VIEWED IT AS A FUN PROJECT THAT EVERYONE AT THE GUNCLUB CUD WATCH- NO I DONT THINK I'LL SHOOT IT- I DONT WANT TO BUGGER UP THE JEWELING --(WHICH I REALLY LIKE ON GUNS)--BASIS WHAT I GAVE FOR STEVE'S GUN- I THOT $1000 FOR THIS FIXER UPPER WAS A GOOD DEAL & 32" TRAP W/ RIB EDGES ON THE BARREL- SEEMED RARE TO ME? - SIMMONS CHARGED ME $1300.I LIVE ABOUT 2 HRS FROM THEM, SO I WANTED TO DRIVE DOWN AND DO A FACE TO FACE FOR THE "HOTRODDING" IDEAS.-IT WAS LARRY AT SIMMONS WHO SUGGESTED THE BROWN PAD-SOMETHING A LIL MODERN & IT WUD GO ALONG WITH THE GOLD TRIGGER AND POLISHED PINS I WANTED!!- I DIDNT WANT THE ORIGINAL LOOK- I CANT FIND THE ORIGINAL WHOLE GUN PHOTO, BUT HERE IS SOME PICS OF PART OF THE GUN PRE RESTORATION--THANKS WALLY
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    Very nice, has renewed my interest in 97's. Did Simmons put the matted rib on?
     
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    NO- THAT WAS FACTORY!!! THAT'S WHY I PAID ,WHAT I THOT, THREW THE NOSE, FOR A PIECE OF CRAP GUN ALONG WITH IT BEING 32"--- I WILL TRY TO GET STEVE'S 97 ON HERE WITH THE RIB ADDON-- HIS GUN WAS A BUILDUP TRAP DONE BY SIMMONS AND THEY PUT ON THE WOOD-WHICH WAS $1800 FOR THE WOOD ALONE. SO I WAS LUCKY MY WOOD TURNED OUT GOOD!
     
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    I FORGOT TO TELL-- I HAVE MY GRANDFATHERS MDL '97 16 GA FIELD 30" AND A PHOTO WITH HIM SHOOTING JACKRABBITS MARKED 1939 , THE LAST TIME I SHOT IT WAS 1989-WHEN WE STILL HAD BIRDS. MY FATHER HAD GIVEN ME HIS LAST BOX OF SHELLS # 4 SHOT. I TOOK MY POINTER OUT ON A PIECE OF 80A CRP. - I KILLED MY 8 LIMIT OF QUAIL AND 2 ROOSTERS ALL OVER POINTS!! DAMN- I WISH I WUD HAVE HAD A CAMERA THAT DAY!!!!!
     
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    Not going to shoot it ??? Thats like having a porn star in the bedroom and sleeping on the couch. JMHO.
     
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    OK-OK- I,M SURE IT WILL COME DOWN TO IT EVENTUALLY--- RIGHT NOW I AM GETTING A LAP DANCE!!!!
     
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    Now thats funny right there. Cool shotgun.
     
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    It looks like it has the faceted barrel matting, a real nice feature of some 97 Trap Grades. 32" is a bit unusual in 97 Traps also. Nice gun.
     
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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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