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    Was relieved to find out my 1897 is a 2 3/4 after all the 2 3/4 shells I have put through it over the years! I recently read somewhere all 1897's were 2 5/8. So either thats not true or mine has been lengthened. I would be kinda nervous about a 2 3/4 lengthened to 3 because alot of 3'' shells are pretty hot compared to 2 3/4 shells.

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    So, is it just me or has every sectioned popped up showing there's new/unread posts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by packmule View Post
    So, is it just me or has every sectioned popped up showing there's new/unread posts?
    Same thing for me, I'm on Tapatalk not sure if that matters...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    Was relieved to find out my 1897 is a 2 3/4 after all the 2 3/4 shells I have put through it over the years! I recently read somewhere all 1897's were 2 5/8. So either thats not true or mine has been lengthened. I would be kinda nervous about a 2 3/4 lengthened to 3 because alot of 3'' shells are pretty hot compared to 2 3/4 shells.
    M97s were made up thru 1957, not sure but seem to remember everything since the 20's were all 2 3/4s. In shotguns like Rem 870s the barrels are interchangeable....3" or 2 3/4. My Dad had a Win M12 2/3/4 rechambered to 3" during WWII because 3" was all the shotgun ammo you could get. I still have it after 1000's of rounds of 3" shot thru it. He had the receiver relieved slightly to allow the longer shells to function.

    Tell me the serial number of your 97 and I can tell you the year it was made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packmule View Post
    So, is it just me or has every sectioned popped up showing there's new/unread posts?
    No kidding! 245 new posts.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    No kidding! 245 new posts.........
    Some things have changed on my pages too. Strange.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    M97s were made up thru 1957, not sure but seem to remember everything since the 20's were all 2 3/4s. In shotguns like Rem 870s the barrels are interchangeable....3" or 2 3/4. My Dad had a Win M12 2/3/4 rechambered to 3" during WWII because 3" was all the shotgun ammo you could get. I still have it after 1000's of rounds of 3" shot thru it. He had the receiver relieved slightly to allow the longer shells to function.

    Tell me the serial number of your 97 and I can tell you the year it was made.
    Thanks! I have looked up the year but I forget now. I think its 20's? Its an actual 1897 not 97. It is probably an early 2 3/4. Either way I was somewhat relieved when it was 2 3/4! I have an 1897 in 16 gauge and 2 model 12's in 16 too.

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    Some things have changed on my pages too. Strange.......
    I guess only the first page is new today. Had me worried at first. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by packmule View Post
    So, is it just me or has every sectioned popped up showing there's new/unread posts?
    Yeah im having the same thing going on. not sure whats up. same on my tapatalk and on the computer

 

 

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