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.

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.

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.

Wartime Winchesters

In its advertisements on the back page of this magazine during World War II, Winchester touted the company as having been “On Guard for America Since 1866.” This was never more true than when it produced arms and ammunition to help defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.

Hemingway's Guns

Shaped by a lifetime quest for real experiences, Ernest Hemingway was fashioned into all he became, in part, by guns.

The Winchester Model 12: A Look Back

For much of its production run, the Winchester Model 12 was the repeating shotgun by which all others were judged.

Looking Back at Shotgun History

In the story of the development of firearms, shotguns often receive short shrift. Here’s a primer on how the scattergun came into being.

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 12

I Have This Old Gun: Winchester Model 12

Winchester Model 12

Often called the perfect repeater, Winchester’s Model 12 pump-action shotgun distinguished itself on game fields, trap and skeet ranges, and in both World Wars.

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