- "This is my BOOMSTICK!"
- ―A marine in Verrückt after obtaining the Trenchgun
The M1897 Trench Gun is a pump action shotgun produced by America which is found in all the Call of Duty: World at War Nazi Zombies maps. It has a very limited range and a slow reload, but high damage. It is best used with Speed Cola as it has a long reload time. The Trench Gun is often used in Nazi Zombies over the Double Barrel Shotgun due to its high power, better ammo capacity, and its larger pellet spread. It is a one shot kill against Hellhounds at close range up to to round 30. If you need a gun at the early 20s it is completely useless same with other shotguns.
Pack-a-Punched VersionEditWhen the M1897 is placed in the Pack-A-Punch Machine, it becomes "The Gut Shot". This version has increased range and damage, and reloads two bullets at a time. The Gut Shot holds the additional advantage of being able to kill Hellhounds in one shot (depending on range). The Gut Shot has a 10 round capacity and its pellet spread is decreased.
- When the M1897 is used with a Sawed-Off Double-Barreled Shotgun, they share ammo giving the player 120 ammo instead of the maximum of 60 for both, however the M1897 can't share ammo with the regular Double-Barreled Shotgun.