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LOT 1453
Exceptional World War II U.S. Marked Winchester Model 12 Slide Action Trench Shotgun - Serial no. 977721, 12 gauge, 20 7/8 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The Winchester Model 12 and Model 97 Trench Guns were the primary U.S. combat shotguns in World War II, Korea, and even into Vietnam and were used by both the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army. The barrel is fitted with the late pattern four-hole blued heat shield/bayonet lug, and the breech end is stamped with the Ordnance shell and flame insignia with a circled “WP” Winchester proof on both the barrel and receiver. The right front end of the receiver is also roll stamped with the Ordnance shell and flame insignia next to “U.S.” The serial number is roll stamped on the underside of the receiver and barrel extension. It is fitted with the standard varnished walnut
18-groove pump handle and buttstock stamped on the left with boxed “G.H.D.” (Guy H. Drewry) inspection initials above crossed Ordnance cannons. The stock is fitted with a black checkered hard rubber buttplate with the circular Winchester logo. The stock has a lower sling swivel with the larger wire sling bail swivel on the bayonet lug. Includes a George Laurence Co. brown leather sling. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, retains 90% original blue finish with slide retraction wear, a few light scratches and handling marks. The wood is very fine with a reoiled buttstock, a few light scratches and handling marks, defined edges and clear stamps. One minor chip visible at the toe of the buttplate. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 6,500 - 9,500 LOT 1454 Outstanding Documented U.S. Springfield M1D Garand Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle with M84 Scope and DCM Sales Record - Serial no. 2011393, 30-06 Springfield cal., 24 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut stock. Originally manufactured in October of 1943 and subsequently arsenal upgraded to the M1D Sniper configuration. Rifles so converted were used as sniper weapons during Korea and the Vietnam War. Blade front and peep rear sights, “DRC” windage drum, “S-A-9-52” marked barrel, “SA” bolt, relief cut operating rod, trigger housing and hammer. Fitted with a Hart M2 cone flash hider, M84 scope serial numbered “35998”, with a post-and-crosshair reticle, sliding sunshield and a rubber eyepiece, olive drab green canvas web sling and a “MRT/10-60” leather cheekpad. The arsenal replacement stock is stamped with a circled “P” proofmark on front of the pistol grip (overstamped above a non-circled “P”). Includes cleaning rod, combination tool and oiler inside the butt compartment, a CMP letter and a DCM sales record dated June 19th, 1996 with the rifle serial number as shipped out of Anniston inventory to an individual. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine as arsenal upgraded to M1D configuration, retains 99% parkerized finish. The arsenal refurbished replacement stock is very fine with a few light handling marks and defined edges. Scope is excellent, retains 99% original blue finish on the tube with a few scattered scratches, and crisp clear optics. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: Richard Peters, USMC, Reserves Law Enforcement, a Gentleman. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000
LOT 1455
U.S. Springfield Model 1903 Mark I Bolt Action Cutaway Rifle with Bayonet - Serial no. 11575, 30-06 Springfield cal., 24 inch round bbl., blue/parkerized finish, walnut stock. Cutaway rifles such as these would have been used by the U.S. Army for basic training to explain the inner workings of the rifle. Sections of the receiver, bolt, chamber and stock were cut away to expose the inner workings. Blade and tangent sights, “SA/7-15” marked barrel, correct Mark I magazine cut-off and trigger sear for use with a Pedersen device. The serial number “1157xx5” is absent two digits where there is a cutaway section. Includes a 16 inch “1906” dated Springfield M1905 bayonet with wood grip panels with “1910” dated Rock Island Arsenal leather scabbard. CONDITION: Very good as upgraded to current configuration, with a mix of arsenal refurbished parkerized and blue finishes, with smooth brown and gray patina on the balance. The stock is very fine, with a few light scratches and defined edges. Mechanically fine. The included bayonet and scabbard are both fine. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000

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