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The Winchester M12 is an American shotgun.
Formally known as Winchester Model 1912, the M12 was a refined product from the earlier Winchester Model 1893 and 1897 shotguns designed by John Browning. Well liked by the troops, it was used by the American forces for close range combat from World War I up to the early part of the Vietnam war, when the inventory was exhausted after the shotgun's production ceased in 1964. it became one of the most common shotguns to see action in the first half of the twentieth century.
The Winchester Model 1912 is the primary weapon for the American engineer class in the Pacific theatre.