Just picked up a 1897 Winchester takedown shotgun. I've been looking for one for a while and finally found one at an auction. Anyway I ran the ser# and found the production date of 1913. The last 6" of the barrel are pitted and the blue is far gone so a barrel chop is in order. Thinking of making a trench gun copy kinda like the one a few weeks ago that was in Shotgun News.When it's all done I will have a shotgun that will takedown in to two 20" pieces just not sure of the color or finish yet. Thinking OD green duracoat with a red finish on the wood. Will post pics during the process.