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    LOT 1433
World War II U.S.
Johnson Automatics Model 1941 Semi-Automatic Rifle with Bayonet - Serial
no. 7827, 30-06 Springfield cal., 22 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut
stock. Originally up for consideration by the Netherlands Purchasing Commission
as a service weapon for colonial troops in the Dutch East Indies, a large order for
the Johnson Rifle was placed in 1940, but the Japanese invasion of the East Indies prevented
delivery. These rifles were not able to gain interest for adoption by the U.S. Army, who favored the M1 Garand, but a small amount of them
were subsequently used by the U.S.M.C. Marine Raider and Parachute Battalions in the early Makin Island, Guadalcanal and Tulagi Island hopping campaigns in the
Pacific. One source reports approximately 21,400 Johnson semi-automatic rifles in total were manufactured, and approximately 750 were procured by
the U.S. Marine Corps (Canfield’s book). These rifles employed several unique features such as the rotary magazine which allows reloading at any time,
and a recoiling barrel that has the ability to be easily removed from the rifle by hand for takedown, which allows the rifle to be stowed in a parachute
jump bag. The rear, right side of the receiver is marked “CRANSTON/ARMS/CO.” in a triangle below a small five-pointed Dutch star as commonly seen
on Johnson rifles, and the top of the receiver is marked “CAL. 30-’06 SEMI-AUTO./”JOHNSON AUTOMATICS”/MODEL OF 1941/MADE IN PROVIDENCE, R.I.,
U.S.A.” above the serial number with U.S. and foreign patent date markings to the rear. The barrel locking bushing has the correct markings of “.30-’06”
and “41” for the year on the front flat. Blade front and 1,000 meter rear sight. The serial number “7827” is on top of the receiver, and the bolt is numbered
“8249” (it was standard for numbered components on Johnson rifles to not match). It has a two-piece walnut stock and forend. Includes bayonet with
brown leather scabbard, and a M1907 brown leather sling.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 98% professionally refinished parkerized finish with a few areas of light pitting visible underneath the finish, and scattered
light pitting on the bright polished bolt handle. The reoiled stock is also very fine, slightly undersized, with a few light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet and scabbard are both fine. Provenance: Richard Peters, USMC, Reserves Law Enforcement, a Gentleman.
Estimate: 5,500 - 8,500
    Semi-Automatic Riot Shotgun with Original Box - Serial no. 475850, 12 gauge, 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1943, this Remington Model 11 Riot Shotgun features a single bead sight, 2 3/4 inch chamber, cylinder choke, and “U.S./flaming bomb” proofs on the barrel and receiver. The receiver is correctly marked “MILITARY FINISH” on the left side with all other markings being standard. Fitted with a smooth forearm and pistol grip stock with “crossed cannons” and “FJA” stamps on the left side, and serrated Remington plastic buttplate. Includes the original box with the barrel length, cylinder choke and “R” (riot) grade markings and the matching hand written serial number on the end label. The box contains the correct green vapor wrap. CONDITION: Excellent, near new and unissued, retains 99% plus original blue finish, with excellent wood showing only minor storage related handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The box is very fine with corner and edge wear, oxidation on the staples and some staining.
  Estimate: 5,000 - 7,500 319
LOT 1434
ding World War II U.S. Marked Remington Model 11
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