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Old March 16, 2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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Trench Gun

On a 1897 Winchester "trench gun" shotgun, what type of sling was issued? Was it the leather sling that was used with the 1917 and Springfield? What model of bayonet would be correct?
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Old March 16, 2009, 03:39 PM   #2
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Marine carrying Winchester M97, World War II. Looks like a M1907 leather sling.

Looks like M1917 bayonet to me.
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Old March 16, 2009, 03:42 PM   #3
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As I understand it, yes, the same sling as that issued with the M1903 or the M1917.

The bayonet was the standard M1917 bayonet.

I'm not 100% sure, but I THINK that the M1905 bayonet would also fit the shotguns, but most of these had been withdrawn from service by the time the US entered the war.
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Old March 16, 2009, 10:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the info.
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