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Info on model 97
April 27, 2016
12:32 pm
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Big Larry said

Bert H. said

Kip,

The serial number is in the correct range for a military contract Riot or Trench Gun, but all of the details you mentioned point towards it being a faked Trench Gun.  The serial number identifies it as late 1941, and the barrel matches it.  However, in the year 1941 and through May of 1942, all of the military contract guns were inspected and stamped by Col. Waldemar Broberg, and have a "WB" in a box with crossed cannons marked below his initials.  All of the "WB" cartouched Trench Guns were equipped with the 6-row ventilated heat shield.  With no "U.S." and bomb on the left side of the receiver, a GHD cartouched stock, and a 4-row heat shield, something is definitely fishy smelling!

Bert

And to that, you are 100% correct my friend. Where did you get your Trenchgun schooling? I was glad to have Mr. Bruce Canfield as a friend. I used to have them all sans the M10 Remington, but I did have a very nice WW2 Ithaca M37 Trenchgun. The rarest of them all.    Big Larry

Bert:

Thank you for the information. I was relatively certain it was not an "original" trench gun when I purchased it. Only have $625.00 in it so I do not feel like I got hurt.

April 27, 2016
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Kip,

At just $625, you got a good deal. All of the individual parts are worth at least that much, and probably a bit more.

Bert

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April 27, 2016
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Bert:

 

Thank you again. I know I have a parts gun and I am ok with that. I hate a puzzle and would like to know the original configuration of this gun.

April 27, 2016
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Bert H. said

Kip,
At just $625, you got a good deal. All of the individual parts are worth at least that much, and probably a bit more.
Bert

Yep, the handguard is worth near $1,000 to someone who needs one. Lots of bogus guns out there and that keeps the values of a 100% correct gun up. Big Larry

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