Winchester 1897 pump-action trench shotgun 12bore

01. Original name Winchester Model 1897  
02. Other official names Model 97, M97  
03. Popular names Trench Gun  
04. Chamberings 12-gauge, 16 gauge  
05. Designed by John Browning, Winchester Repeating Arms Company  
06. Design date 1897  
07. In service date(s) 1897–present  
08. Adopted by U.S. Army Navy Marine Corps  
09. Production quantities 1,024,700  
10. Mechanism Pump / Slide action, 5-round tubular magazine  
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13. Practicality in action Effective firing range 22 yards (20 meters)  
14. Comments / Other information Known as the Model 97, M97, or Trench Gun, was a pump-action shotgun with an external hammer and tube magazine manufactured by the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. Designed by John Browning. Produced From 1897 until 1957, over one million were manufactured. The Model 1897 was offered in numerous barrel lengths and grades, chambered in 12 and 16 gauge, and as a solid frame or takedown. The 16-gauge guns had a standard barrel length of 28 inches, while 12-gauge guns were furnished with 30-inch length barrels. Special length barrels could be ordered in lengths as short as 20 inches