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Would a Winchester Model 1897 with a serial number of #31272 which indicates it is one of the earliest 1897's manufactured have more value that some of the later years?
 

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Not really, exception being if it has a damascus barrel, those are rarer and might pique a collector's attention enough to bid a bit higher.

The early 16's with a 2 9/16 chamber isn't as desirable as the later ones with 2 3/4 chambering....
 
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:) Thanks for the reply. It does have a 2 3/4 chamber and no damascus barrell. I appreciate learning about guns, this is rather new territory for me...but fun.
 
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MarlandS said:
Not really, exception being if it has a damascus barrel, those are rarer and might pique a collector's attention enough to bid a bit higher.

The early 16's with a 2 9/16 chamber isn't as desirable as the later ones with 2 3/4 chambering....
 

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What is the date or serial # cut-off on the switch of the chamber length for 16 ga? I have a "Trap Gun" grade take-down 28" bbl marked as Cyl. bore. Serial # D 396XXX

I don't know what length the chamber is.
 

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I believe it to be right around 1926 -27 Yours is from around 1908 .
 

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Thanks for your prompt reply.
 
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