Winchester Model 1897

pump-action shotgun

The Winchester Model 1897 was an early pump-action shotgun invented by John Moses Browning. It was so popular that it was used by the US military during both World War I and World War II. It was a deadly weapon a short range, especially in trenches, so the military was called the "trench gun". Even though the gun was pump action, the shooter could shoot quickly by holding down the trigger while pumping the shotgun.