Winchester's pump action repeating shotgun is an American legend. The Winchester Model 1897, also known as the Trench Gun, is a pump-action shotgun with an external hammer and tube magazine. Originally produced as a tougher, stronger and more improved version of the Winchester 1893, itself a takeoff on the early Spencer pump gun, the 1897 is identical to its forerunner, except that the receiver is thicker and allows for use of smokeless powder shells. When working the action of the Model 1897, the forend is racked and a long slide comes out of the receiver and ejects the spent shell while simultaneously cocking the external hammer leaning many to refer to the 97 as a slide action pump shotgun. An improved slide lock keeps the gun locked until actual firing occurred which prevents the gun from jamming in the case of a misfire. This 1912-manufactured shotgun features a 30" plain barrel, a front bead sight, and a fixed modified choke. Its wood and metal are in fair condition and its bore is in good condition.