I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 12 Riot Gun
Like its exposed-hammer predecessor, the Model 1897, the Winchester Model 12 transitioned from peacetime popularity to wartime warrior and back again. The Model 12’s journey from battlefields to hunting fields and trap and skeet ranges spanned more than 50 years.
Rifleman Q&A: U.S. 'Trench Gun' Finishes
I’ve been looking to buy an all-original World War II Winchester trench shotgun. I’ve been offered a Parkerized Model 12 stamped “U.S.”, and it has the Ordnance Corps bomb on it. All of the other all-original guns that I have examined were blued. Were any World War II U.S. military shotguns originally Parkerized?
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.
Dan Wesson Firearms: Quality Revolvers & M1911s
It was the Model 715 that bolstered sales significantly and, more importantly, established Dan Wesson Firearms as a top innovator in the marketplace.
Favorite Firearms: A Classic Model 12
A longing for a classic Winchester Model 12 led one American Rifleman reader to get his hands on a great example.
Exploded View: Winchester Model 12
The Winchester Model 12 is one of the most iconic sporting shotguns of the 20th century. Here's how it comes apart.
My Favorite Firearm: A Winchester Model 12 For Clay & Field
I got my first job as a pit boy setting up clay pigeons for the Wyoming State Trap Shoot. From dawn to dusk, we opened the cases of pigeons and loaded the traps.
The Ithaca Model 37: A Forgotten 'Trench Gun'
While eclipsed by the far-better-known Winchester Model 97 and Model 12 “trench” and “riot” shotguns, the Ithaca Model 37 served from World War II all the way through Vietnam.
The Remington Model 12: Best-Selling Pump-Action Rifle of 2019
Though it's no longer in production, the Remington Model 12 continues to top the list of pump-action rifle sales in the U.S.
My Favorite Firearm: Winchester Model 12 Featherweight
One American Rifleman reader wrote in to talk about his favorite firearm: a well-used Winchester Model 12 Featherweight shotgun.