Designed by John M. Browning c.1897 and manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Co. c.1897-1957. 12 gauge 5+1 round tubular magazine, pump action repeater, sawn off carved stock. That’s a pretty one.
Italian dual action 12 gauge shotgun that can switch from pump or semi with a push of a button. This example is one of those oddities that are sometimes referred to as a Marine model due to the anti-corrosion nickel plating. Others have speculated that these nickel SPAS-12′s were limited edition models sold do high performing Franchi dealers. Most people simply believe they’re normal SPAS-12′s that were refinished by an owner at some point. Note the scope mount which appears to be homemade or possibly an early prototype. The real SPAS-12 scope mount attaches to the two bottom pins. (GRH)
Designed by John M. Browning and manufactured by Winchester Repeating Arms Co. c.1898-1935. 12 gauge 5+1 tubular magazine, pump action repeater, riot-size 20″ barrel, slamfire capable. Used by police forces and the American Express mail company, the riot grade M1897 predated the trench model and lacked the later’s distinctive heat shield and bayonet lug.