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.
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.
Rifleman Q&A: What's The Rarest U.S. Military 'Trench Gun?'
I have become interested in U.S. military shotguns, especially the bayonet-equipped “trench guns.” Can you tell me which were the rarest?
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?