Sorry to hear about your sister Rick. We’ve lost one friend and one family member in the past month and , like you said, it is strange not being able to gather as we usually do at such an occasion.
Mike, Yes. The ‘97 is the Winchester pump with an exterior hammer. There are plenty of them out there so I’m sure a bargain will appear sooner or later. If not, another brilliant idea will take its place. I haven’t been to one of the big Louisville shows in a few years but I remember seeing several of them there in the $400 range. Some were worth it, most were not......in my opinion.
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