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LOT 296
World War II U.S. Springfield M1 Garand Semi-Automatic Rifle with British Proof Markings and Bayonet - Serial no. 444429, 30-06 Springfield cal., 24 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut stock. Manufactured January of 1942, right at the beginning of U.S. entry into World War II after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. London proofs on the chamber; associated with M1 Garands supplied to Great Britain as part of the Lend-Lease Program, as well as rifles that re-entered the United States through commercial channels via England. No evidence of red paint is visible on the forearm of this example as is known to have been on some Lend-Lease rifles to identify them as chambered in the American .30-06 Springfield cartridge, although it does not necessarily
count it out as potentially being a Lend-Lease rifle. Standard blade front and “BATTLE RANGE” marked elevation knob on the rear sight. Early World War II gas cylinder housing with single slot gas plug. Barrel correctly marked “S-A-11-41” on the right of the chamber with British Birmingham proofs. The operating rod is the correct unmodified World War II version marked “D35382 3 SA”, and the bolt is marked “D28287-2SA”. Early oval face middle barrel band with the early milled, rear handguard clip with the single groove. “D28290-5-SA” trigger housing, “C46008-2 SA” hammer, “C46015-6SA” safety and “C-46025-3-SA” milled trigger guard. Smooth pistol grip stock bearing a boxed “S.A./G.H.S.” (Gilbert H. Stewart) inspection cartouche and crossed cannons stamped on the left of the wrist, and a circled serif “P” proof on the underside of the wrist. Includes a Union Fork and Hoe Company M1905 bayonet, olive drab green plastic scabbard and Boyt M1907 brown leather sling. CONDITION: Very fine and in its as issued configuration, retaining 85% plus original parkerized finish with some finish loss on the gas cylinder. Stock is fine with raised grains and rich re-oiled finish, a small chip below the left of the receiver, some scattered light handling marks and dents, and light stampings. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet and scabbard are fine. Provenance: The Mel Raucher Collection. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
LOT 297
World War II Stevens Model 520-30 Slide Action Trench Shotgun - Serial no. 65863, 12 gauge, 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut
stock. A martial variant of a John Browning designed sport gun, the 520 trench shotgun 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. Correct bayonet lug adapter and ventilated handguard. The right side of the barrel has the three-line Stevens Company address. The left side has the two-line gauge markings “PROOF TESTED-12 GAUGE/-2 3/4 INCH CHAMBER-”. Choke gauges at cylinder. The left side of the receiver is stamped “MOD. 520-30”, and it has the correct “P/Ordnance Bomb” proof on the barrel and right front edge of the receiver. It has an all blue finish with smooth forearm and pistol grip stock with a black plastic buttplate. The stock and bayonet lug are correctly fitted with sling swivels. “SIL” stamped on the bottom of the pistol grip. Length of pull is 14 inches. Includes a MILSCO M1907 leather sling. CONDITION: Fine, retains 60% plus original blue finish with areas turning to smooth brown patina, and defined markings in the metal. Wood is very good with some light scratches and handling marks, a crack on the left rear of the forearm, a spliced and repaired section with a crack through it on the right of the wrist above the lower tang, and otherwise defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: The Steven Preston Military Collection. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 298
Exceptional World War II U.S. Inland M1 Semi- Automatic Carbine - Serial no. 823497, 30 Carbine cal., 18 inch round bbl., parkerized finish, walnut stock. Inland Division “8-43” dated barrel, “N” marked blade front sight, “S” two-position flip rear sight, Type I barrel band, “A.I.” flat top bolt, “PI” slide, “INLAND” milled trigger housing, “GI” hammer, unmarked push button safety, and “BW” magazine. “H.I.” two-rivet hand guard, high wood stock with “HI” and a “flaming bomb” stamped inside the sling cutout, and a “crossed cannons” cartouche on the right of the buttstock. Includes a tan canvas sling and oiler.
CONDITION: Excellent, retains 97% original parkerized finish with some patches of light pitting around the muzzle end of the barrel, very light wear in the operating rod track and crisp markings in
the metal overall. 97% original blue finish remains on the bolt. Stock is very fine as re-oiled with defined edges, some light handling marks and a crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
LOT 299
Excellent World War II U.S. Remington Model 11 Semi-Automatic Riot Shotgun - Serial no. 453046, 12 gauge, 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured circa 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 top of the barrel. The receiver does not have any U.S. markings and has the standard commercial scenery engraved on either side. The barrel is non-matching numbered “483971” on the underside. Fitted with a checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a
Remington bakelite serrated buttplate. “NP” stamped on the bottom of the pistol grip. Length of pull is 14 in CONDITION: Excellent, retains 97% plus original blue finish with some light handling marks and a few areas of light surface freckling. Wood is very fine
some scattered light scratches and dents, some scattered small areas of light crazing, mostly crisp checkering with a few small wear spots, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000

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