Object Title

Centrefire pump-action military shotgun - Winchester Model 97 ‘Trench Gun’ shotgun with M1917 bayonet

Centrefire pump-action military shotgun - Winchester Model 97 ‘Trench Gun’ shotgun with M1917 bayonet

Date

1921

Object Number

XII.11670

Provenance

Purchased 1 June 2004. From the estate of a WW1 veteran living in Virginia, USA

Physical Description

A pump action shotgun comprising of rectangular blued receiver with exposed hammer, and round barrel with a ventilated cooling cover. The muzzle has a bayonet lug mounted from a flange attached by three screws, to enable the M 1917 Remington bayonet to be fitted. The cocking slide grip is a ribbed rounded length of walnut attached to the tube magazine underneath the barrel. The walnut stock has a pistol-grip and a hard rubber butt plate. A sling is fitted, with sling bars on the underside of the stock and front underside of the magazine tube. Overall condition of the shotgun is excellent.

Dimensions

Whole. without BayonetWeight3.5kg
Whole. without BayonetWeight7.7lb
Whole. with BayonetWeight4.3kg
Whole. with BayonetWeight9.5lb
Whole, without Bayonetlength39.4in.
Whole, without Bayonetlength1000mm
Whole, with Bayonetlength57.5in.
Whole, with Bayonetlength1460mm
Barrellength495mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number E 691803

Calibre

12 bore

Inscriptions and Marks

WINCHESTER MANUFACTURING M1897.U.S. PROOF AND ACCEPTANCE STAMPS. serial number for 1921

Associations

Places America

Notes

Refer to B.N.Canfield U.S Infantry Weapons of World War II.