Norinco Trench Gun


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Blackcloud6
January 18, 2003, 09:52 AM
This is related to the psot below on bayonet shotguns.

Someone showed a picture of the Norinco Winchester 1897 Trench Gun repro and stated they are now available. Where are they availalble? Anyone seen them? How are they

I did see one of the versions that is not the trench gun last night at a gunshow. It is the one for cowboy shooting. Looked pretty crude to me and not reall worth $350 being asked.

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FPrice
January 18, 2003, 10:21 AM
I think that SOG has pics of them in it's latest mailing. Had a Cowboy version (plain barrel) and a "trenchbroom" version (with perforated heat shield). The former was "about" $250 and the latter maybe $350. Dealer prices I think.

They look good in the pictures but I would sure like to handle one first before I bought one. IIRC, The Cowboy Chronicles (SASS magazine) reviewed one and liked it. But some other early reports were not very positive. Early production problems? Generally shoddy construction? I don't pretend to know. Just kinda hope that this could be a new source for an old classic shotgun.

Zander
January 18, 2003, 04:53 PM
I have a hard time sending any more hard currency to the PLA than the importers already have.

No compunction about buying used Red Chinese stuff, however...that can't possibly help the PLA buy any more of our most critical military technology.

TJC
January 19, 2003, 05:18 PM
I saw one of the Cowboy models on Friday. Poor imitation of the real thing at best. Construction was about fair and like stated, I could spend $350 on something a lot better.

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