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.