WWI / WWII
U.S. M1897 TRENCH GUN
M1897 Trench Gun Video
Example of : Tanaka Works : U.S. M1897 Trench Gun
Includes : Instructions, 2x Tanaka 12 Gauge cartridges and 1x box of PFC caps
The Tanaka M1897 functions Exactly like the real U.S. M1897, with genuine wood stock and fore-grip and bayonet fixing
Construction: Real wood stock, fore-grip, Heavyweight abs and metal parts
Length: 39 Inches
Barrel Length: 19 1/2 Inches
Cartridge Power: 2x 7mm PFC primer caps
Remington Trench guns, saw action in the trenches of France The trench gun soon garnered a reputation as a fearsome close-range arm, and the Germans even lodged official diplomatic protests against its use stating it was against the Hague Convention governing the rules of warfare. The German Army threatened to execute every American soldier found in possession of a shotgun
Following the Armistice in 1918, the trench guns remained in service with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps where they saw use in some “hot spots” in the Caribbean and China “between the wars
The Pearl Harbour attack found the United States military short of all manner of arms, year before the British had abandoned most of their firearms at Dunkirk and the British Government was forced to purchase every and any type of firearm including shotguns
The Ordnance Department gave contracts to several commercial firms for shotguns. There were three basic types procured during World War II; trench guns (with bayonet adapters and hand guards).
Remington Arms Co. turned out riot and training gun variants of its Model 11 auto loading shotgun, and Savage Arms Co. produced a number of the almost-identical Model 720 riot guns and training guns. Some of these shotguns saw combat use in most theatres of the war and, as was the case in World War I, they proved to be highly effective for close-range combat applications these were also used to some extent in Korea and Vietnam.
Shotguns are effective in close areas and trenches but not effective when the range exceeds 30m. Most Armed forces have a shotgun on their inventory today whether they are used depends on the expected action!
The Model 1897 created quite a stir when
American troops showed up on the front lines of World War I. It became known as
a "trench broom" because U.S. soldiers quickly adapted it to trench warfare.
U.S Dough Boys developed a technique for clearing a
section of battlefield by having several soldiers roll into the trench with
their Model 1897's at the ready.