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Shotgun w/ Bayonet

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by rwc, Jul 8, 2005.

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  1. rwc

    rwc Member

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    I just finished Jeff Sharra's latest novel, "To the Last Man, A novel of the First World War." One of the characters trades his machine gun in for a shotgun that can mount a bayonet. Anyone familiar with which shotgun this was?
     
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    In WWII there were "trench guns", shotguns with bayonets. A Remington Model 12 is shown in the grading system pics in the Blue Book of Gun Values.
     
  3. dfariswheel

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    America used two trench guns during WWI....The Winchester Model 1897 and the Winchester Model 1912.

    These set the pattern for military shotguns up until the Vietnam war.
    The "pattern" was a short pump shotgun, fitted with a steel barrel shroud with an attaching point for a bayonet.

    The purpose of the barrel shroud was to allow griping the barrel while using the bayonet, without burning your hand on a hot barrel.
     
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    Don't forget the Stevens 520 and 620's. :)


    opps! Saw WWII in the second post and missed WWI in the original post. No Stevens shotguns in WWI. :eek:
     
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    i believe you are thinking of the winchester 1897 in it's trenchbroom configuration. also the heat shield is a tremendous help when reloading a really hot shotgun.
    pat
     
  6. rwc

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    Thanks all.
     
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    Modern Mossberg 590's have a bayo lug that takes an AR bayonet. I always thought such a equiped Moss would be neat, give a home invader even more to be worried about, and just try to snatch that gun away from me! And if gun jammed for some reason you would have a reasonably effective weapon still. Just try to explain to a jury why the home invader was sent to the hospital/morgue with a bayonet wound!
     
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