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Over There: Sniper Rifles and Shotguns in World War I

Watch this American Rifleman Television video segment 'Over There! Part 8' to learn about the role of American snipers in World War I, the use of "trench gun" shotguns and the end of World War I.

The Trouble with Trench Guns

The Winchester Model 1897 “Trench Gun” with a fixed bayonet was a fearsome and distinctly American weapon used by Doughboys in the trenches of France. So why aren’t there any pictures of them in use?

Tested: Inland Manufacturing M37 Trench Shotgun

This faithful replica of the World War II Ithaca Model 37 looks and shoots like the original.

The Ithaca Model 37 in U.S. Military Service

While eclipsed by the far-better-known Winchester Model 97 and Model 12 “trench” and “riot” shotguns, the Model 37 Ithaca served from World War II all the way through Vietnam.

U.S. M1917 Vs. British Pattern 13 Bayonets

These days, U.S. M1917 bayonets command a premium over the P’13 bayonets, even though about 2.5 million M1917 bayonets were made.

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