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#1 Arctic Paratrooper

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 10:57 PM

I stumbled across this at an estate sale and I knew I couldn't pass it up.I have collected several WW1/WW2 firearms and I knew it wasn't a "Trench Gun" but I knew it was very similar. The serial number puts it in the 1943 range. I have done a little research on this style/barrel and I have found that this may have been used for arial gunnery training but I would like to see what you guys think. Thanks for any info.

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#2 jim c 351

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:35 AM

The odds are you have a military riot gun that someone added a Cutts comp on the barrel to make it more useful.

A gunnery training shotgun would have had a longer barrel, probably 26 inches.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:28 AM

So is it worth anything with the comp on it?
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:30 AM

I guess my next question is how many Riot Guns were made compared to the Trench Guns?
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 08:50 AM

Nice find!

Check this video out. Aerial gunnery training. Not easy to tell, but it looks like it has a comp on it.

Start at about 6:05.

https://youtu.be/IQet9zvnVMw

Hope this helps a little.

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 10:07 AM

Someone added the recoil pad to the butt stock as well.

 

I have a nice Model 12 trench gun, and have been looking for a nice Model 12 riot gun for awhile.  Most of the riot guns I come across have issues.  It does seem to me more trench guns come up for sale than riot guns.  That being said, the trench guns still appear to bring more money.


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Posted 04 August 2017 - 04:22 PM

Mine is almost identical a bit better shape tho. Cylinder bore- riot gun. Early 40s Gun is a little loose from age.

 

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Edited by OCM, 08 October 2017 - 08:46 PM.

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