Years and years ago I had an older friend who was a major gun collector. The one gun he would never consider trading to me was a genuine Winchester Model 1897 Trench Gun. This was the real deal, it was carried for 20 years in the trunk of a WV State Trooper, whose wife sold it to him after the trooper passed.
It had the short bbl, and the heat guard on the top. I always thought this just screamed riot gun, and was very classic.
A few months ago I became aware that Norinco was marketing a copy of the trench gun to cowboy action shooters, but I've yet to find one.
Has anyone seen one, or even better, does anyone own one?
I'm in a retro mood these days with the new Mustang, and I think I would buy one just as a fun gun or to take camping with me.