Trench

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 12 'Trench' Gun

Approximately 80,000 Model 12 trench guns were manufactured between 1941 and 1944, and later production featured a Parkerized metal finish. Careful inspection will reveal four rows of holes in the handguard for barrel heat venting, changed from six during 1917.

Rifleman Q&A: Dram Equivalent

Looking at the variety of shotgun ammunition available at my local gun shop, I have noticed that some boxes list “dram equivalent” along with shot size and shell length. Can you explain the term’s significance?

New For 2022: Stevens Model 555 Sporting

Stevens Shotguns has introduced a new addition to its lineup of over-and-under shotguns, with the Model 555 Sporting.

The Model 1100: Remington's Well-Respected Semi-Auto Shotgun

The gunmaking legend is back at it at the Ilion, N.Y., factory, employing many of the same craftsmen, supervisors and management personnel. The company is concentrating initial efforts on manufacturing Model 870s, but plans including bringing back Model 1100s.

Review: Blue Line Pump 12 Gauge Shotgun

Imported by Blue Line Solutions of Ferndale, Wash., one of the most affordable pump-action shotguns available today is simply called the Blue Line Pump.

Preview: TactaLoad Flash-5 Gunstock

TactaLoad developed a buttstock for Mossberg and Remington pump-action shotguns in 12 gauge that allows fast access to additional rounds stored in its internal cavity.

In Memoriam: George Trulock

George Trulock, founder of Trulock Choke Tubes, passed away on June 13 at Archbold Medical Hospital in Thomasville, Ga., after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Trulock Choke Tubes Expands Operations

Trulock Choke Tubes has expanded its business with the purchase of a 4,000-sq.-ft. warehouse in Whigham, Ga.

Hammer Guns: Classic Sporting Tools

From about 1880 ’till the beginning of World War I,  so-called “contract guns” were sold as house brands by scores of hardware and sporting-goods dealers under the names of gun companies that never existed except on paper—an external hammer shotgun can be a thing of beauty or a disaster waiting to happen. 

Beretta: Nearly 500 Years Strong

It all began in 1526, when Mastro Bartolomeo Beretta of Gardone Val Trompia, Brescia, Italy, received 296 ducats as payment for 185 arquebus barrels.

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