“Trench Guns” Of World War I

America’s Prototype 'Trench Guns' Of World War I

Arms of all sorts were in high demand at the onset of the Great War, including a new type of close-quarters combat firearm: the repeating shotgun. Though several designs were explored, only a few made it into the trenches before the Armistice was signed.

The 'Trench Gun' in World War I

During World War I American “Doughboys” went “over the top” with a fearsome, distinctly American arm—the trench shotgun.

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 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.

Tested: Mossberg Retrograde 590A1 12-ga. Shotgun

This modern tactical shotgun is dressed up with the features of a World War I-era combat pump-action.

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.

I Have This Old Gun... Winchester Model 1897 “Trench Gun”

This year marks the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into “The War To End All Wars,” as it was dramatically called. But rather than end wars, it changed them—armored vehicles were employed and aerial warfare literally took battle tactics to new heights.

A Look Back at the Ithaca Model 37 Shotgun

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride, this pump shotgun has always enjoyed a loyal following.

Winchester Goes To War

Throughout this century, Winchester has been called upon to be a vital part of the ”Arsenal of Democracy.” Though not as well regarded as its commercial guns, the firm’s military arms served our servicemen and women well in both World Wars.

NEW Guns From Inland Manufacturing

Inland Manufacturing, a gunmaker that made a splash last year with its replicas of World World II-era 1911 pistols and M1 Carbines, is launching several new models in 2016.

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