Gun Report

Norinco Model 97 12 Gauge

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This Riot-style 97-type doesn't interchange with all Winchester 1897 parts, but it is nonetheless a close copy of the older gun. We consider it to be quite a value, even with its flaws.

Norinco Model 97 12 Gauge

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Home Defense
Hunting
Recreational
Competition
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Weight Unloaded
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Length of Pull
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
Trigger Pull Weight Bottom
Trigger Pull Weight Top

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The hand can ride up the grip, so watch for the bolt.
One of the sharp areas to avoid is the toe of the stock. Mount the 97 wrong and you'll be sure to feel it, even with light loads.

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