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The management at Winchester told Browning Winchester was best know for lever-actions and a lever-action shotgun should be produce for brand recognition, even though Browning told them a slide-action (pump) would be a better choice. Ten years later Winchester finally accept the Browning-designed Model 1897.
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Also know as the Model 97, M97, or Trench Gun, is a pump-action shotgun with an external hammer and tube magazine manufactured by the it Repeating Arms Company. The Model 1897 was an evolution of the Winchester Model 1893 designed by John Browning. From 1897 until 1957, over one million of these shotguns were produce. The Model 1897 was offer in numerous barrel lengths and grades, chamber in 12 and 16 gauge, and as a solid frame or takedown. The 16-gauge guns had a standard barrel length of 28 inches, while 12-gauge guns were furnish with 30-inch length barrels. Special length barrels could be order in lengths as short as 20 inches, and as long as 36 inches. Since the time the Model 1897 was first manufactured it has been used by American soldiers, police departments, and hunters.