The Winchester Model 1893 Slide Action Shotgun was designed and patented by the Browning Brothers, and was the first successful slide-action shotgun. It was introduced in May of 1893, and was manufactured until July of 1897. It was made in 12 Gauge only, and with a 2-5/8” chamber only, with 30” and 32” rolled steel Full choke barrels as standard.
Production of the Model 1893 was relatively short lived due to the action proving itself to be too weak when smokeless ammunition was introduced in the mid 1890s. This design flaw was corrected with the introduction of the Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Shotgun. The total production for the Model 1893 was 34,176 guns.
Special order features included fancy checkered walnut stocks, Damascus steel barrels, and non-standard barrel lengths. A Riot Gun with a 20 inch rolled steel barrel was also available.
Original Winchester factory records are available for this model from the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, Wyoming, from serial number 1 thru 34050.
Winchester Model 1893 Pump Action Shotgun