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  1. Winchester 1897 riot or trench?

    A local gun story just put a Winchester 1897 up for sale. I don't know anything about these. A short description from memory. 20 inch barrel, no...

    Started by lemmonhead, 09-30-2014 01:09
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  2. Looking at several trench shotguns need help

    I will be looking at a collection of trench shotguns on Wed. evening. I got to have a quick look at three this afternoon, 1 Stevens and 2 Winchester...

    Started by donb, 09-29-2014 03:04
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  3. Mag tube question

    Are the WW2 M12 mag tube and the WW2 M97 mag tube interchangeable?

    Started by ww2imposter, 09-27-2014 11:24
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  4. A tale of two trench guns

    I am always amazed by the psychology of auctions, especially auctions for collectable firearms. My recent casual interest in military shotguns has...

    Started by bigskybound, 08-18-2014 02:20
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    09-26-2014 11:15 Go to last post
  5. My M97 Wannabe

    Always loved the Trench Broom. Winchester M97. Hard to find, and when I do, way out of my price leauge. So I was going to look into buying a Norinco...

    Started by Tudorp, 09-22-2014 11:30
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  6. M97 receiver markings, bogus?

    These look rather fresh to me. GB # 440261882

    Started by ww2imposter, 09-21-2014 06:05
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    09-22-2014 11:20 Go to last post
  7. Price for Model 12 Military Riot barrel.

    I have one marked nickel steel. Flaming bomb. Length matches my original model 12 Riot. Pretty sure it has been reblued. Local "expert" thinks it is...

    Started by slumlord44, 09-14-2014 09:11
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    09-18-2014 07:50 Go to last post
  8. M97 Stock question

    Is the stock from a 16 ga. M97 interchangable with a 12 ga. M97 ?

    Started by ww2imposter, 09-16-2014 12:40
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    09-17-2014 02:03 Go to last post
  9. interesting shells

    Some interesting shotgun shells

    Started by RCS, 09-16-2014 01:20
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  10. Got My 97 Trench Back

    Fourteen years ago I purchased this in West Virginia. Mr. Canfield at the time documented it was correct and original. Due to a divorce I was forced...

    Started by BruceHMX, 09-04-2014 02:20
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  11. Rem Model 11

    Nice one. US marked. Looks like stock has been refinished.

    Started by 1563621, 07-22-2014 10:47
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  12. Model 12 trench gun mag tube question

    Hello all i have been looking at allot of ww2 model 12 trench guns and pictures. Why do some mag tubes and receiver extension have the arrow...

    Started by mg42, 09-09-2014 05:58
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  13. Savage Model 720 trainer

    Does anyone have one of these and if so how does it perform. I've had this for a while now and was thinking about trying it at turkey shoots. A...

    Started by mp40man, 09-05-2014 02:42
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  14. Winchester m1897 trench gun on gunbroker???

    Can someone who is way more knowing about the above subject, please look at the trench gun on Gun Broker and confirm what I believe is a WW1 re-done...

    Started by BOB IN AZ, 09-05-2014 09:51
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    09-06-2014 09:06 Go to last post
  15. Beretta A400 Extreme vs Remington Versamax

    Not military shotguns but this looked like the closest forum to the subject. Do any of you have any experience with the Beretta A400 or the...

    Started by Allen, 09-04-2014 08:32
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  16. Seeking Winchester Model 1200 heat shield/bayo lug

    Heard there was a batch of Vietnam era originals that hit the market a few years back. Of course I missed the boat. Anyone have a spare or know...

    Started by mp_tx, 08-30-2014 05:26
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  17. model 12 at Pawn shop..barrel markings I never saw before. .take a look.

    Serial #101354...barrel says "cyl" and "43" at bottom..no heat shield...I'm curious as to the 3rd barrel stamp; appears to be a serif "p" can't find...

    Started by razors edge, 08-13-2014 06:25
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  18. winchester trench shotgun markings..so many

    As I search the net I find too many different proof marks. .here is another

    Started by razors edge, 08-20-2014 10:55
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    08-21-2014 10:33 Go to last post
  19. Stevens 77C

    These markings are on a Stevens 77C. Is this a total fake or VN-era commercial gun made into a military riot?

    Started by bigskybound, 08-20-2014 09:43
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  20. hi, does this model 12 trench gun legit?

    http://www.gunrunnerauctions.com/listings/details/index.cfm?itemnum=1092001178 I asked several questions of the seller during the auction - but...

    Started by pbgear, 08-18-2014 09:19
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    08-18-2014 03:59 Go to last post
  21. Minty 59000 serial range 520-30 with a steel checkered butt plate

    Hi all Could a steel butt plate be original? Bruce Canfield's book calls for the plastic only. The shotgun is minty with matching serial #'s. Just...

    Started by gfguns, 08-14-2014 10:13
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    08-15-2014 05:32 Go to last post
  22. trench barrel. ...is it a true trench barrel?

    Any help will be appreciated. ...

    Started by razors edge, 08-04-2014 10:56
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  23. Interesting 520-30Trench on Gun Auctions

    Been following this auction and I think this must be an exception to the rule of Trench Gun address being on the right side of the barrel. Has anyone...

    Started by gfguns, 07-29-2014 04:47
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  24. SRS check on 1897

    D over 302257. Thank You for the assist!

    Started by 1563621, 07-31-2014 05:55
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  25. SRS check on 1897 Riot

    E over 977379 ? Supposed to be late 40's Riot. Thanks for looking.

    Started by fem, 07-31-2014 01:01
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