An armed woman at a Ukrainian checkpoint. Her affiliation is not known but the presence of the Ukrainian flags would seem to contradict the possibility of being a Pro-Russian supporter. Rifle in her hands is an AK-74M; you can see the cut-out in the stock where it would fold against the receiver and side mounted scope rail. (GRH)
The Winchester 1897 (or Model 97) “Trench Gun”. It was so effective in the trench warfare of World War I, that the Germans filed a complaint against the use of shotguns in warfare. Equipped with a heat shield, 15 inch Pattern 1917 bayonet, and a distinct lack of trigger disconnector, it pumped out buckshot and stabbings like nobody’s business. Was also used for point defense, shooting down incoming hand grenades like clay pidgeons.