Norinco Winchester Model 1897

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Gunner’s Journal has reviewed the Norinco clone of the famous Winchester Model 1897 shotgun.

I know some will say that it can’t be a Norinco because imports of this brand have been halted by the government. That’s true to a point but the ban did not include shotguns. They can be difficult to find but they are out there.

Read the full review here.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!

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  • Gunner" Gunner" on Mar 24, 2010

    thanks, i'll have to look that up. that heat shield really doesn't do much, except provide a way to put a bayonet lug on, but it looks impressive as hell with the bayonet mounted.

  • Scott Scott on Mar 27, 2010

    I am not a shotgun person but if I had to have one shotgun it would be hands down the Norinco copy of the classic trench-gun. Sure an original would be nice but I cannot justify spending more than $1000 on a shotgun. Plus the original I would not want to shoot because of the immense value behind it. The ability to fire a shotgun with a long blade at the end of it with a heat shield just screams awesome.