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    winchester 97 both solid frames cant find refrence to as one has long mag tube the other a short mag tube both C stamped one in 14xxxx the other in 21xxxx range 12ga thought all had same length tubes thanks
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    I believe the one with the shorter magazine Winchester refers to as the "brush gun". It held one less shell and had a 26" barrel.

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    no trench conversion for that one

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    http://cdn.americanrifleman.org/arti...ster-model-18/

    Chambered only in 12 and 16 gauge, the basic Model 97 carried a price of $25 at its introduction. A dolled up version with engraving on the receiver, better wood and checkering would set the well-heeled back a C-note 118 years ago. Barrel lengths ran from 20 to 30 inches, but custom lengths as long as 36 inches could be special ordered. Eight grades were offered: standard 12 or 16 gauge with a 28” or 30” barrel; a trap grade with the same chambering and barrel but better wood was offered from 1897 through 1931; a Pigeon grade that was the same as the trap but with an engraved receiver was offered until 1939; a Tournament grade was made with better wood and a matte finish along the top of the receiver and barrel until 1931; a Brush and Brush Takedown version featured a 26” barrel and a shorter magazine until 1931; and Riot and Trench versions were offered with a 20” barrel from 1917 through 1945. The Trench version differed from the Riot in that it had a heat shield, bayonet lug and sling swivels. An original Trench gun fetches some heavy coin today—as much as $3,500 for one in pristine condition.
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    a 1957 20" cylinder gun at 98% just sold for 2100.00

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