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    LOT 433
Outstanding Documented U.S. Springfield M1C Garand Semi-Automatic Sniper
Rifle with M84 Scope in Griffin & Howe Mount, with Shipping Box, and Packing List - Serial
no. 3688368, 30-06 Springfield cal., 24 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut stock. Originally manufactured in
November of 1944 and subsequently arsenal upgraded to the M1C Sniper configuration. While in theory superseded by the
more armorer-friendly M1D, the M1C served well as a primary sniper rifle in World War II, Korea, and as late as Vietnam. Blade front and
peep rear sights, “DRC” windage drum, “S-A-6-51” marked barrel, “SA” bolt, trigger housing, hammer, and relief cut operating rod. The arsenal replacement
stock is marked with a “P” proofmark behind the trigger guard. The M84 scope is serial numbered “15728” on the data plate, with a post-and-crosshair reticle, sliding sunshield, a rubber
eyepiece, and a Griffin & Howe ring assembly numbered “3572709” on the right side. The scope mount bracket is secured to the side of the receiver with three screws and two pins and is matching numbered
“3688368” to the rifle. Fitted with a Hart M2 cone flash hider and an olive drab green canvas web sling. Includes a DCM shipping box with the rifle and scope number handwritten on the partial label, DCM packing list/rifle data sheet dated December 1st, 1994, olive drab green canvas scope case, MRT “1 52” dated leather cheek pad, and a Dave McClain letter verifying the serial number of this rifle as an authentic M1C.
CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, retains 99% arsenal refurbished parkerized finish. The stock is very fine with a few light handling marks. The scope is excellent with 99% original blue finish, a few light handling marks, and crisp clear optics. Mechanically excellent. Included box is fine.
 LOT 434
World War II U.S. Stevens
Model 520-30 Slide Action
Trench Shotgun - Serial no.
65538, 12 gauge, 20 inch round bbl., blue finish,
walnut stock. This is a fine example of a World War II U.S.
contract Stevens Model 520-30 trench shotgun with the correct bayonet lug adapter
and ventilated six-hole handguard. A martial variant of a John Browning designed sporting gun, the 520 trench gun
was originally developed in response to a World War I request for new fighting shotguns for the American Expeditionary Force. It made a strong impression on the
evaluators but did not make it into the field before the armistice was signed. Seeing potential for the gun on the police market, Stevens kept production going until 1932, and at
the outbreak of World War II, the U.S. government bought every 520 that was still in the warehouse. Checked back into the arsenals at the end of the war, many were sent back into the
field for the Korean War and Vietnam. The right of the barrel has the three-line Stevens company address, and the left has the two-line gauge markings. Choke gauges at cylinder. The left of the receiver is stamped “MOD.520-30” ahead of “U.S.”, and the correct “P” above a flaming bomb proof is on the right of the barrel at the breech and left front edge of the receiver. It has an all blue finish with smooth walnut forearm and pistol grip stock with a plastic buttplate. The stock and bayonet lug are correctly fitted with sling swivels. Length of pull is 14 inches. Includes a reproduction olive drab green canvas web sling.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 60% original blue finish with areas turning to smooth brown patina and some scattered freckling, with defined edges and markings in the metal. Abrasion marks visible on the ventilated handguard. Wood is very good with numerous scattered light scratches and handling marks, a minor crack visible on top of the wrist behind the action, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. A fine representative example of a World War II U.S. Stevens Model 520-30 trench shotgun!
326 Estimate: 3,750 - 5,500
Estimate: 6,500 - 11,000

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