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#175652 - 11/23/16 12:24 PM Freedom Arms M97 Homage
KRal
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As I sit here on a warm, rainy, and dreary day, the effects for cabin fever has set in. I've been searching through the forums and noticed that there's not been a thread dedicated to the M97. Freedom Arms needs no introduction, but I think the little M97 doesn't get much notoriety due to being in the shadows of it's big brother...the M83.

Now, I love the M83 and it's arguably the "Worlds Finest Revolver" and has taken every legal big game animal in the world, but the little M97 is just as "Fine". Once I purchased my first, I quickly became a fan of the small and lightweight package, not to mention it's superb accuracy!

Let's use this thread to post pics of your M97's and critters taken with them. I'll start...

My first M97 chambered in 45 Colt. It's topped with a JPoint reflex sight.


Maine Black Bear taken with a 250XTP over 20.5gr of 2400.


Texas hog taken with 250XTP over 20.5gr of 2400.


Illinois doe taken with 250XTP over 20.5gr of 2400.


My second M97 in 22LR/22Mag with black micarta grips, rounded butt and topped with w 2-6x Bushnell Elite.


Illinois Skirls...


Bandit...


Missouri Skirl...


Mississippi Skirl...


Wabbit...
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#175654 - 11/23/16 01:33 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: KRal]
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Beautiful revolvers! And you obviously shoot them well! A Model 97 in .41 Mag. would be a wonderful addition.

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#175655 - 11/23/16 01:46 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: Mark Hampton]
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I currently only own one model 97; a 5 1/2" .22 LR:


I hope to add two 5 1/2" Model 97's to my collection in the near future; a .327 Federal and a .44 Special . The .327 Federal is currently on order.
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#175657 - 11/23/16 01:58 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: Mark Hampton]
KRal
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 Originally Posted By: Mark Hampton
Beautiful revolvers! And you obviously shoot them well! A Model 97 in .41 Mag. would be a wonderful addition.


Thanks, Mark! I agree on the .41. It's on my list. I want a 7 1/2" octagon with jeweled hammer and trigger with ivory micarta grips.
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#175661 - 11/23/16 02:52 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: Darrell H]
KRal
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 Originally Posted By: Darrell H
I currently only own one model 97; a 5 1/2" .22 LR:


I hope to add two 5 1/2" Model 97's to my collection in the near future; a .327 Federal and a .44 Special . The .327 Federal is currently on order.
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That is nice! I'm envious about that .327, I want one of those as well. Dick Thompson's writings on the 32 has left me wanting one for a while now.
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#175663 - 11/23/16 04:15 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: KRal]
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Great looking guns and knives. Thanks again for the advise and help.
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#175684 - 11/24/16 09:31 AM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: KRal]
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Beautiful firearms! I own two, both 5 1/2 inch, a 44 spcl, and a 357 mag. I really like that J-Point on the 45 Colt. Where/who makes a mount for the M97?

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#175685 - 11/24/16 09:55 AM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: Mech 8]
KRal
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 Originally Posted By: Mech 8
Beautiful firearms! I own two, both 5 1/2 inch, a 44 spcl, and a 357 mag. I really like that J-Point on the 45 Colt. Where/who makes a mount for the M97?


I got my mount from freedom arms.
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#175695 - 11/24/16 03:40 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: KRal]
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Beautiful!
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#175715 - 11/24/16 11:12 PM Re: Freedom Arms M97 Homage [Re: KRal]
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 Originally Posted By: KRal

My first M97 chambered in 45 Colt. It's topped with a JPoint reflex sight.



What's the max pressure FA rates the M97 45 Colt?

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