Sjögren shotgun

The Sjögren Inertia Shotgun is a 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun designed by the Swedish inventor Carl Axel Theodor Sjögren, manufactured in Denmark by Håndvåbenværkstederne Kjöbenhavn in 1909. It used an inertia system later revived by the Italian firm Benelli and today widely used in shotguns. It saw very limited service in World War I by both the allies & the central powers, and service with other armies and resistance groups of the interwar period and World War II.

Country Name Origin Year
Denmark 1908
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Denmark View
Norway View

Type Semi-automatic shotgun
Place of origin  Denmark
Service history
Used by  Norway
Wars World War I
World War II
Production history
Manufacturer Håndvåbenværkstederne Kjöbenhavn
Produced 1908 - 1909
Number built ~5,000
Cartridge 12 gauge
Action recoil
Feed system 5-round tubular magazine
Sights bead

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