Might make the Rossi a little more expensive, though, if they have to pay Buchanan a royalty for each gun.
If I had been a western TV star back in the 50's and 60's, I would have liked to have carried a Winchester 97 shotgun, just like the one that I have. One could clean up a town real quick with a Winchester 97. I would have preferred it over this Mare's Leg from Wanted Dead or Alive or the Winchester 1892 of the Rifleman.
Sadly, the only good western that I know of where the Winchester 97 had a featured role in the gun play was the classic 1966 western "The Professionals", staring Lee Marvin and Burt Lancaster. That shotgun slew many a Mexican bandito in that movie:
If anyone has never seen this movie, it is truly a first rate western, with a great script, excellent acting, and superb photography. In fact, I cannot think of any western that I would rate better than it.