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    Tables – Famous shotguns

    Shotgun NameCountry of OriginYearDescription
    Winchester Model 1897U.S.A1897Known as the ‘Trench Gun’ in WWI, this is a pump action design and was the first successful shotgun of this kind.
    Remington Model 870U.S.A1950Highly versatile, the Model 870 is a pump-action shotgun used by various military and police organizations.
    Mossberg 500U.S.A1960A pump-action shotgun known for its durability and reliability, this shotgun comes in a wide variety of models suiting different needs.
    Ithaca Model 37U.S.A1937Based on a 1915 patent by firearms designer John Browning, the Model 37 is a pump-action shotgun that loads and ejects from the bottom.
    Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon IItaly1950This over-under shotgun is known for its balance, reliability, and performance, it’s commonly used in sporting and hunting.
    Browning Auto-5Belgium1902The Auto-5 was the first mass-produced semi-automatic shotgun. Designed by John Browning in 1898 and patented in 1900.
    Benelli M2Italy2001With the reliable Inertia Driven system, the M2 is a semi-automatic, fast-cycling, and versatile shotgun designed for various applications.
    SPAS-12Italy1979A dual-mode shotgun, adjustable for semi-automatic or pump-action operation. Famous for its use in several films, including Terminator and Jurassic Park.
    Saiga-12Russia1997A semi-automatic shotgun derived from the AK-47 rifle and similar in structure, primarily used for hunting and self-defense.
    Fostech Origin-12U.S.A2013A semi-automatic shotgun that uses a gas-operated, long-stroke piston system, it’s highly customizable with a range of accessory attachments available.