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Winchester Model 1897 Trench Shotgun
Winchester Trench Shotgun - Our GOTD comes from the conflict now nearing the century mark, WWI. Winchester’s Model 1897 pump-action shotgun offered a five-round tubular magazine and for military purposes, a ventilated metal handguard was fitted to protect hands from hot barrels as well as offering a mounting fixture for a bayonet. This 12 gauge trench shotgun was pressed into service for guard duty with its short 20-inch barrel. At the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA.
Winchester M1912 12 gauge Gotta love rack firing shotguns.This is a beautiful example, even the barrel shroud is clean and free of marring gunrunnerhell: Model 1912 (An interesting aspect about this shotgun is that it has no trigger disconnector. If you hold down the trigger, you can continuously rack the pump and it will fire a shell until it runs out of ammo. Note that bayonet. It’s a 16” blade that can also attach to rifles.)