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Quiz question--- What company was the first to make a pump action shotgun? A: Winchester B: Remington C: Browning D: Marlin

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

John M. Browning invented the first pump which was marketed by Winchester. May be wrong...

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Spencer.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

i'd guess winchester

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from Drew Steven Knoop wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I would have to guess Browning!

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from Just lookin for... wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Beekeeper is right on. Browning did in fact design the first pump shotgun. Winchester manufactured the gun, the model 1897. This was the first pump gun that was successful. However there was at least one other model of pump action but the name escapes me at the moment. However none of the choices above ring a bell.

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from alabamaoutlaw wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I remember the story my father told me about how my grandfather threw his 1897 pump in the Mississippi river after his friend was almost killed by a 1897 that blew up after the lugs on the action failed and took about half his face off the hammer and all came back at him.My grandfather went and bought the model 12 that i have in my safe right now.

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from alabamaoutlaw wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

The model 37 Itacha was an early pumpgun but noy as popular as the winchesters.It is copied by the BPS.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I am thinking Winchester 97.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

None of the above. blackdawgz is right. Early 1880's.

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from Treestand wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Winchester made the first, but it was a Browning design.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

C: Browning

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Browning, I was watching Lock and Load with R. Lee Ermey the other day. And guess what they were covering...Shotguns! From the mideval Blunder buss to the AA12 Auto shotgun.

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from HunT.FisH.SleeP wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Skeeb is correct! I was just watching that show earlier and thats what made me come up with this quiz question. So now you win.................a free pat on the back!

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from MLH wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

H.F.S - the guys on that show apparently didn't check their facts. Might want to do it on your own. Look up the history of the Winchester 1893 and 1897 and the Spencer pump shotgun.

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

"The pump-action shotgun was invented by John Boyce and was patented by John Browning, who favored it over the earlier lever-action shotgun that Boyce had also designed." I did look some things up, the Spencer was made in 1882 and the page I found on it said "The Spencer was the first successful pump shotgun," but the above paragraph doesn't mention it...But it also doesn't give a date so it is very possible that the Spencer was the first.

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from mutt wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Winchester model 97 got it in a 16ga in the gun cabinet

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from MLH wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Browning's first Winchester pump shotgun was introduced in 1893. The Spencer was first made in 1882.

The Winchester 1893 was designed for black powder. It was replaced by the 1897, similar to the 1893 but built to handle smokeless pressures. Perhaps Emery was saying the Winchester 1897 was the first successful modern military pump shotgun - it was probably the first "trench" gun.

Might look up the Burgess slide shotgun if you want to see an early repeater loved by law enforcement. Beautiful guns, some with hinged barrels. Company started in 1892 but Winchester bought them out in 1899.

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

To be quite honest and candid, I would have to google the question in order to find out the correct answer.

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from Beekeeper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

John M. Browning invented the first pump which was marketed by Winchester. May be wrong...

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from Treestand wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Winchester made the first, but it was a Browning design.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

C: Browning

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Browning, I was watching Lock and Load with R. Lee Ermey the other day. And guess what they were covering...Shotguns! From the mideval Blunder buss to the AA12 Auto shotgun.

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from blackdawgz wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Spencer.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

i'd guess winchester

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from Drew Steven Knoop wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I would have to guess Browning!

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from alabamaoutlaw wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I remember the story my father told me about how my grandfather threw his 1897 pump in the Mississippi river after his friend was almost killed by a 1897 that blew up after the lugs on the action failed and took about half his face off the hammer and all came back at him.My grandfather went and bought the model 12 that i have in my safe right now.

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from alabamaoutlaw wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

The model 37 Itacha was an early pumpgun but noy as popular as the winchesters.It is copied by the BPS.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I am thinking Winchester 97.

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from MLH wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

None of the above. blackdawgz is right. Early 1880's.

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from HunT.FisH.SleeP wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Skeeb is correct! I was just watching that show earlier and thats what made me come up with this quiz question. So now you win.................a free pat on the back!

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from MLH wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

H.F.S - the guys on that show apparently didn't check their facts. Might want to do it on your own. Look up the history of the Winchester 1893 and 1897 and the Spencer pump shotgun.

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from Just lookin for... wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Beekeeper is right on. Browning did in fact design the first pump shotgun. Winchester manufactured the gun, the model 1897. This was the first pump gun that was successful. However there was at least one other model of pump action but the name escapes me at the moment. However none of the choices above ring a bell.

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from Skeeb wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

"The pump-action shotgun was invented by John Boyce and was patented by John Browning, who favored it over the earlier lever-action shotgun that Boyce had also designed." I did look some things up, the Spencer was made in 1882 and the page I found on it said "The Spencer was the first successful pump shotgun," but the above paragraph doesn't mention it...But it also doesn't give a date so it is very possible that the Spencer was the first.

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from mutt wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Winchester model 97 got it in a 16ga in the gun cabinet

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from MLH wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Browning's first Winchester pump shotgun was introduced in 1893. The Spencer was first made in 1882.

The Winchester 1893 was designed for black powder. It was replaced by the 1897, similar to the 1893 but built to handle smokeless pressures. Perhaps Emery was saying the Winchester 1897 was the first successful modern military pump shotgun - it was probably the first "trench" gun.

Might look up the Burgess slide shotgun if you want to see an early repeater loved by law enforcement. Beautiful guns, some with hinged barrels. Company started in 1892 but Winchester bought them out in 1899.

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from Keith Costley wrote 3 years 12 weeks ago

To be quite honest and candid, I would have to google the question in order to find out the correct answer.

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