Firearm & Gun Forum -

Firearm & Gun Forum - (
-   General Shotgun Discussion (
-   -   Trench gun (

leam23 03-29-2013 05:22 AM

Trench gun
What is a decent price to pay for a decent trench gun? I got a lead on a savage replica trench gun for just under 600$. I like the old nostalgic look feel of them but was wondering if this is an acceptable price considering I don't have any experience with one. It looks extremely clean and well maintained

seibert1903 03-29-2013 06:15 AM

I've seen a badass trench gun by Ithica for around $800 at cabela's.

leam23 03-29-2013 06:32 AM

Siebert you got my attention lol. I LOVE ithaca guns . At least the ones made in ny befor the collapse. And I want a trench gun so I think I'm sold. Now to just find a seller 😝

gunsmoke11 03-29-2013 06:57 AM

Take into consideration a Winchester '97 riot gun. They were popular with the Texas rangers and outlaws as well. The early ones were used by the military in the Philippines also. Mine was mfg in 1900 and have the letter from Buffalo Bill Museum verifying it's authenticity. They are selling for less money than the trench, but are both historical and great guns. Many are cut down '97's that are used by SASS. Try to verify their authenticity. They are dependable shotguns that can be slam fired and mine has an action as smooth as butter.

donthav1 03-30-2013 05:28 AM

norinco used to make a stunning 1897 Winchester trench gun replica, I've seen them for sale locally for $300 & change, they also made an 1897 replica with the 20" barrel & no heat shield that sell for about the same money.

or, you could make your own. get an old JC Higgins 12 gauge pump, buy a replica heat shield from Numrich arms for about $100, get a pipe cutter & go to town.

leam23 03-31-2013 06:37 AM


Iike your idea of make your own. I have the perfect shotty for the project . Springfield 67 that I picked up cheap. I'm gonna go with it. Photos to follow. Thanks guys

1911love 03-31-2013 07:12 PM

+1 on the Winchester 1897. It's a classic Browning design. I've wanted one for a while, they fetch between $400-600 in my neck of the woods.

leam23 04-01-2013 10:17 PM

Looking at reviews and you tube vids it actually looks fairly decent for the money . I think I'll bite on in the next few months considering the availability . I will def give you guys a review complete with photos and vids when/ if it happens 😝

-06 04-01-2013 10:47 PM

Have an old S&W tactical that is smooth as silk. No exposed hammer and the front pump handle has a dime sized chunk out but it works fine.

GTX63 04-02-2013 10:12 AM

Depending on your budget, whether you intend to use the slam fire feature, or shoot it at all, you can get the Norinco 97s at the low end, or you can look for the Winchester models with specific serial number series for more $. I believe the Ithaca 37 also can be slam fired.

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:00 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.