Winchester Model '97 6-Round Conversion
Winchester Model '97 6-Round Conversion
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Original Winchester '97s were designed to hold six 2-5/8" shells in the magazine. But with modern 2-3/4" rounds, 6 rounds usually fit too tightly to feed the first round. When shootin' Wild Bunch matches, you'll frequently need to engage six shotgun targets. To save time on the clock, you'll want your shotgun to hold all six 2-3/4" rounds.

Wild Bodie Tom (SASS #67918), a gunsmith of 35 years, designed these 6-round conversion kits. The kit contains a customized spring and follower. It works because the spring is tapered so it collapses inside the follower, thus allowing more room in the tube for a full six rounds.

There are two different kits, one for solid-frame (short follower) and one for take-down frame (long follower).† The kits are easily installed and a gunsmith is not usually required.*

Kit Includes:
1 Magazine Spring
1 Magazine Follower

Review of the Winchester Model 97 6-Round Conversion Kit in The Cowboy Chronicle!
Captain George Baylor, Dispatches from Camp Baylor - Mini-Tests; The Cowboy Chronicle, Vol. 24 No. 8, August 2011, Page 47. Click Here to Read

† The take-down frame version is shown in the photo.
* If you are unsure of the disassembly and reassembly procedure, seek help from a gunsmith or individual familiar with this firearm.
Designed and manufactured by "Wild Bodie Tom", SASS #67918 Made in USA Logo

Customer Reviews

Average rating from 2 reviews: 5.0
Works WellI have one of these that I have used for about 3 years now. Probably shot 25 to 30 matches with it. I would say it is well worth having in your Winchester '97. Written by Larry Amor on Mon 14 Jan 2019 6:41:42 PM GMT
1897 spring kitGot your kit to allow a 1897 win take 6 modern shot shells.
Easy to install ,works great .Shipping was fron us postal and it got here,Canada
Thanks for having the kit available
Brian Mcconnell
Written by Brian Mcconnell on Mon 26 Jun 2017 11:49:23 AM GMT
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