Reporter, expert commentator, author. Joe Poyer has experience in all three. Once the voice for a History Channel series and Military Affairs Analyst for a Los Angeles TV station, Poyer is best known for writing and co-writing several books on modern military firearms. The most popular are the "Shooter's and Collector's Guide" series. MidwayUSA is pleased to offer some of those books to our customers. Check back for more titles as more and more are published.
Publisher: North Cape Publications
Date of Publication: Oct 1992
Number of Pages: 122
From the publisher:
by Joe Poyer. Describes the elusive and little-known "Trench Shotgun" and all other combat shotguns used by U.S. military forces.
"U.S. military models 97 and 12 Trench and Riot Guns, their parts, markings [and] dimensions [are examined] in great detail... a basic source of information for collectors." C.R. Suydam, Gun Report. All U.S. combat shotguns are examined and described part-by-part by serial number range. Winchester Model 97 and Model 12 trench and riot guns are described fully by serial number range. In addition, military trench and riot guns manufactured by Remington, Ithaca, Savage, Stevens and Mossberg are also described, complete with factory and Ordnance Department markings, serial number ranges, finishes and special points of identification. Combat shotguns in use through the Vietnam War to today are also described.