The Winchester M1897 is a unique pump-action shotgun. It features very high damage and good effective range as well as increased damage multipliers to the limbs, but is unfortunately lacking in all other categories. It has low damage drop and a high minimum damage, but the inability to attach neither an alternative muzzle device nor a scope attachment nullifies these characteristics. It is effective for close-quarters.
It comes with a unique M97 Trench Gun Bayonet that significantly increases melee damage, radius and range.