A Look Back at the Heavyweight Champions of Combat Shotty’s:
Winchester Model 1897
Remington Model 11
Ithaca Model 37
Here is a fascinating article regarding why Germany wanted to ban the Winchester Model 1897 during WW1.
“The MG08 machine gun itself weighed approximately 60 pounds. Combined with its “Sled” (or Sledge) mount that used four legs, the whole affair weighed around 140 pounds, excluding the water can and ammunition supply. Along with the sled mount were extra barrels, tools, and oil containers, all attached to the sled. A team of four soldiers was required to move the entire gun and accessories.”