Now that the 100th anniversary has come for the US entry into WWI, and having seen numerous videos and magazines on it, I thought I’d make a thread on it. One popular US weapon in WWI was the Winchester Trench Gun, either a Winchester 1897 or 1912 shotgun with a bayonet lug and a heatshield.
A popular story about US shotguns in WWI is that the Germans demanded that the US cease all issue of the Trench Guns and that we were violating the Hague conventions. We said no, and reminded the Germans that they used poison gas and flamethrowers first and they shut up.
What are your favorite Trench Guns? What do you think about the Germans’ audacity to say we were uncivilized because we use scatter guns? What are your favorite guns from the trenches of WWI?