....aaaaah!....the old faithful 'Trench Broom'......
....the 'Dough Boy's' in the First World war were using these to sort out those pesky 'Huns' in their trench's.....so hence the name.....with one of these you could sweep the trench clean!....
....the Germans actually lodged a complaint with the Geneva Convention as they considered the use of this shotgun as 'very brutal and ungentlemanly''........but hey!....if you are going to play rough, you need to bring the right toys!
.....the GI's did complain about the cardboard cartridges though......when they got damp.....highly probable in WW1 trenches......they swelled in size and would not chamber in the guns.
....with the 'cold steel' up front it must have been terrifying to face up to one of those.
....beautiful looking gun Duke....is it yours?.......
...getting old disgracefully...and enjoying it!...
Actually this was the gun used in the movie but the bayonet option would be good for CQB.
REPRODUCTION COWBOY 1897 12 GA. PUMP ACTION
Over one million Winchester Model 1897 pump shotguns were produced before they were discontinued in 1957. Most of them were produced before 1925. The IAC Model 97W is faithful to the original design except for added enhancements that improve the safety and performance of these guns.
Available in 12 gauge with a 20" barrel, this classic pump features a smooth action with positive feeding. The stocks are genuine, hand rubbed American Walnut.
SERIES: COWBOY MODEL: 97W GAUGE: 12 GA 2 3/4" CHAMBER ACTION: PUMP WITH EXPOSED HAMMER BARREL: 20" WITH FIXED CYL. CHOKE MAGAZINE: 5 ROUNDS SIGHTS: FRONT BEAD FRAME: SOLID STOCK: Hand-rubbed American Walnut: MSRP: $434.95 www.iacshotguns.com/dev/97w.html