I have a 30 inch 12 gauge Winchester Model 1897 made In 1946. The condition I would say is “good”. Maybe a B+ or A-. This is just a guess as I have no real idea about rating condition of guns like this.
I see values all over the place for these guns. Yes I know there are different variants, but still I’m finding a wide range of values.
The guy at the gun shop I do business with says he doesn’t see a lot of them but he’s seen them go from 150-800 depending on condition.
The wood on mine looks excellent. The only dings are loss of bluing from the action being cycled, some blueing lost on the trigger, and a little rust in the breech.
Any ideas or suggestions on the value of the gun?