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    WW I Winchester 1897 bolt finish ?

    Hi guys,
    Simple question like the title says.
    What would have been the original finish of a bolt on a WW I 1897 trench gun, out of factory.
    Blue or polished bare metal ?
    Thanks for your help


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    There's a half dozen guys here that will give you info for sure, I think they all came blued from the factory. Canfield's book shows all black, no silver.
    Regards, Jim

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    I had a M97 riot gun with all original finish that was made in 1920. All parts were blued.

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    Thank you guys, i appreciate the help and infos.
    This is also what i believed but wanted to know for sure.
    If anybody has any other or contradictory informations please feel free to share it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatou View Post
    If anybody has any other information
    There are a few others here you can expect to hear from...I hope...

    Got pics?
    Regards, Jim

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    Mine has blue finish on bolt. Just looked at my WWII M97 and it's blue also.
    JB

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    M1897 bolts

    The bolts were blued.

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