5/17/18 - This is an original Winchester model 97 riot shotgun. The serial number puts production in 1935. The shotgun is in excellent all original condition with about 95-96% of the original bluing in tact. There is some thinning of the blued finish on the top of the receiver, and discoloration of the metal where the receiver meets the barrel / charging tube. The tube has typical slide wear from the charging handle. The muzzle has a light shade of bluing loss as well. The wood is in great condition and all original, but there is a small crack on the top of butt end of the stock. Smooth action. All original and authentic guaranteed.