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After World War I ended, there was a large surplus of the M-1917 bayonets because the Army decided to keep the M1903 Springfield as the standard issued rifle.
The M-1917 bayonet did not fit the Springfield rifles so instead of just getting rid of them, the Army decided to make newer shotguns compatible with the bayonets.
These were not necessary when the ammunition functioned properly, but their lack created additional problems in case of misfires.
Consequently, marketing and sales efforts were hampered.
There is only a firing pin which strikes the primer on the shell to ignite the powder in the round.
"New" refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, and "Used" refers to an item that has been used previously.The slide action, also known as a pump-action, means that the shotgun has a moving bolt system which is operated by a "wooden or composite slide called the fore-end".