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   LOT 416
Excellent World War II U.S. Winchester Model 97 Slide
Action Trench Shotgun - Serial no. E941322, 12 gauge, 20 7/8 inch round bbl.,
blue finish, walnut stock. The Winchester Model 97 trench shotgun gained worldwide fame
in the trenches of World War I with its slam fire capability and was extensively utilized in the Pacific
Theater during World War II, remaining in Army and Marine inventory until the 1990s. This classic military
shotgun is desirable in any condition. Single bead front sight and six-hole heat shield with bayonet lug. The barrel is marked for cylinder choke, a 2 3/4 inch chamber, and “42” dated on the underside. Flaming bomb proofs are present on top
      LOT 415
Highly Desirable Documented
Korean War Era U.S. Springfield Armory USMC 1952 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle
with USMC MC-1 Type G&H Mount and Second Pattern Kollmorgen Sniper Scope - Serial no. 3374567, 30-06 cal., 22
inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut stock. This is a desirable example of a World War II Springfield Armory M1C sniper rifle that was refurbished for the
Korean War, and is fitted with a second pattern Stith-Kollmorgen MC-1 U.S.M.C. sniper scope with the larger Griffin & Howe scope mount. The Marines designated it as the USMC
1952 sniper rifle (see Canfield’s “The M1 Garand Rifle,” pages 528-531). Page 531 of Bruce Canfield’s book states, “A genuine example of a USMC 1952 sniper rifle with unquestioned
Marine Corps provenance would be a rare and desirable collector’s item today.” This is a late World War II rifle that was rebuilt for Korea which has a mix of World War II and later post-war “SA” marked
parts. The current barrel marked: “SA 16535448 5-53 195C” with the breech in the white. Some of the various other parts are all marked as follows: late production operating rod marked “D6535382-SA”, bolt
marked “D28287-12-SA”, trigger housing marked “D28290-1-SA”, hammer “C46008-5 SA”, unmarked safety, unmarked milled trigger guard, “DRC” marked rear sight assembly, unmarked clip guide. It has the
Korean War era wide base gas cylinder, T-37 flash hider and a four-slot gas plug that is stamped “P/O”. The receiver is fitted with a parkerized G&H type scope base (bracket) that is matching numbered to the rifle on the underside with “3374567”. The base is correctly held on with three screws and two taper pins. As noted, this rifle is fitted with the larger, G&H scope mount that has the later style flat locking levers, that is fitted with the second pattern Stith/ Kollmorgen 4x power MC-1 sniper scope. The scope is roll-marked on the real eye-piece with: “TELESCOPE, RIFLE, 4XD MC-1/KOLLMORGEN OPTICAL CORP.” It has the standard fine cross-hair reticle. The telescope comes with a set of rubber lens covers marked “Storm-Queen”. The rifle is fitted with a walnut stock and handguard set, with the stock stamped on the left side with an open box “S.A” cartouche and a circled “P” firing proof in the pistol grip area. Includes a CMP hardcase. Nearly all of the M1C sniper rifles were rebuilt by Springfield Armory or other Ordnance facilities during the Korean War, and most were destroyed by the Army during the 1980s. This rifle, along with 10-12 other U.S.M.C. 1952 Sniper Rifles, came from the U.S.M.C. Museum at Quantico, VA, in the late 1960s as part of a trade/transfer arrangement with Lawrence R. Smith from Cabin John, Maryland, as specified with this rifle’s serial number listed in an included signed letter from Allan Cors to the consignor.
CONDITION: Exceptionally fine as Springfield Arsenal rebuilt with 98% of the parkerized finish remaining overall showing only minor handling marks and edge wear. The buttstock and handguards are all in very fine condition overall with all three components having a light brown color with the stock having a clear distinct cartouche and firing proof. The buttstock does show some minor pressure dings in the pistol grip area and underside of the stock. Mechanically excellent. The scope mount and Kollmorgen scope both retain 98% of their respective finishes, and the scope has clear sharp optics. One will look a long time to find another example as fine as this!
Provenance: The Allan Cors Collection; Property of a Gentleman.
Estimate: 13,000 - 19,000
of the barrel and on the left side of the frame next to “U.S.” Matching serial numbers marked on the bottom of the receiver and takedown collar. Ribbed forearm and smooth pistol grip stock with a boxed “W.B.” and crossed cannons stamped on the left, sling swivels, checkered buttplate and a 13 3/4 inch length of pull.
CONDITION: Excellent, retains 95% plus original blue finish with some small spots of light flaking on the heat shield, some scattered light handling marks, and sharp markings in the metal. The wood is very fine with distinct edges, some scattered light dings, scratches and handling marks, a small chip at the toe, and crisp cartouches. Mechanically excellent. This excellent Winchester Model 97 trench shotgun
would make a fine addition to any U.S. Military firearms collection! Estimate: 8,500 - 13,000

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