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Question--Win. 97E

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by The Literalist, Mar 3, 2012.

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  1. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    Went to a gun show this morning, noticed a 97 in fairly rough shape. Tag said 97E.

    I looked it over and noticed above the serial number the stamped "E".

    The wood was plain as can be. I thought an "E" mean upgraded wood. If it does, the wood was obviously replaced. Any other differences in a 97E from a plain 97?
     
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    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    Already got an email with the answer. Seems each "improvement" was given a letter. But still a plain old 97.
     
  3. trapshootin hippie

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    E was the latest edition. I have several E models and one I think, C model, which does not have the release for emptying the shells out of the magazine. I believe the only upgraded wood is on the black diamond series.
     
  4. The Literalist

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    Thanks, Hippie. I just pulled out my grandpa's 97. It's a "D." never noticed that before.
     
  5. trapshootin hippie

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    It seems that the difference between the D and E is thay used a coil spring instead of a flat spring on the little thingy in the bottom of the bolt that releases the firing pin or some such purpose. Havent been inside one for a few days.
     
  6. Hill topper

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    Denny,

    Think we could get a squad of 97s for a nostalgia shoot at United Sportsmans club.
    Lot of us ole farts and some of us probley have a 97 squirreled away.
    I have one with two barrels.
    Maby I could enter twice to fill the squad if necessary.

    Don't think I would be up for more than 25 targets.

    ed.
     
  7. The Literalist

    The Literalist Well-Known Member

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    That would be fun, Ed. Let's talk to Troy about it. By the way, you know the Big 50s start 3/6/12?? Great new lights!
     
  8. JohnR

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    Wish I was close to you guys, I would enjoy getting in on the squad of 97's. I enjoy shooting my E model from 1953. Second round of trap I shot with it I ran em,most of them were smoke,fixed full choke.

    JohnR


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  9. Ithaca$$$Grade

    Ithaca$$$Grade Active Member

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    Hey Denny, August 25th, Minneapolis Gun Club, Vintage Gun Shoot, pre 64, there is a pump gun class. Trap, Skeet and 5 Stand. C'mon up.

    You can dust off your life size "Most Handsome Man" statue while you're here.

    Jimmy Bowen
     
  10. Hill topper

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    Denny,

    Didn't know about the Big 50 starting March 6th, will try and make it.
    If we were to have a 97 shoot, maby we could throw a dollar in each, the winner could buy a tube of Ben Gay and share it.

    ed.
     
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