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My 1942 GI riot gun
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February 26, 2024 - 12:29 am
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I’m not a collector although I have several pre 64 Winchester rifles 94, and 2 M70s. I think its a1942 vintage GI riot gun. I’ve had it over 30 years.  Bought as a survival gun for flying in remote areas of Alaska and Canada. Only knocks on it that I see (other than being well used) is the very faint import mark on the left receiver above the trigger guard and the painted steel butt plate. Comments?IMG_2123.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_2126.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_2128.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_2125.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_2129.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_2126-1.jpegImage EnlargerIMG_2133.jpegImage Enlarger

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Jeff,

It is an August 1942 production Government (military) contract Riot Gun.  It is definitely in well worn condition, but it is still of interest to the Milsurp collectors.

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Welcome, Jeff. It seems you’re well on the way to becoming a collector, you have several specimens and you have joined a premier collectors’ organization. Good hunting, sir!

 

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I’m not sure why some people knock an import stamp?  It means the gun was left overseas after the war but was imported back to the US sometime later.  Maybe you don’t know where it was used but that is true for most military guns.

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