Model 12 and Model 97 on the Prairie

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:28 pm
These pheasant hunt photos are from a hunt in South Dakota, around Miller, SD in 2009. Proof that vintage shotguns and hunters (yours truly) can still drop ringnecks. The guns are a Model 12 , 16 gauge, 28" modified choke, circa 1939; and a Model 97, 12 gauge, 30" full choke, circa 1926. Image Image
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:07 pm
As a new member, I'm viewing many older threads. This model 97 hunt thread lite up my "What's This?" cells.

Nice pics of the hunter and the birds and the 97.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:47 pm
All I have used for pheasants and quail are my model 12s 16 &20 Ga since '63 and a heavy duck gun for ducks . Used the 16 & 20 for ducks 'till the steel shot law.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:54 am
I have a 1942 97 just because they are memory guns from my growing up years. My Uncle owned a 97 that I admired and loved to handle. Wish I could have inherited his.
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