- OAL Rifle Length: 51"
- Barrel length: 32" and 20"
- Capacity: 5 round magazine tube.
- Cartridge Caliber: 12 gauge
- Weight: 8.5 lbs
- Service: 1897-1945
|Order placed for 1,000 1897 Winchester Shotguns by William Taft, who at the time served as Civil Governor-General of the Philippines.|
|Response from Tafts request.|
|Winchester M1897 shotgun with Moro Constabulary Officer. Ca.1910.|
|Winchester M1897 shotgun can be seen in the left side pile of firearms.|
Photo from the early 1900s of a Filipina from the Batangas province posing with a M1897 Shotgun.