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Old 07-20-2010, 12:23 AM   #11
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Yes neat indeed-
I'm only speculating, the U.S. Marines insignia is homemade since it's only an outline. There's no detail in the artwork. Does it look to be done by a Wood Burner Iron? I ask because dads bought these wood burner kits for their sons in the fifties, sixties, etc., I had a couple when I was a kid.

I'm sure the "E" stands for what gauge the gun is chambered in.
It's a 12 gauge...right?
The "27" could be the number count off the production line, 27th made of that particular year/run. How long is the barrel?
Sure hope this wasn't some kind of Cub Scout art project....lol
Barrel measures out at 20".and it is a 12-guage. EGA on butt looks like it was stamped into the wood. Its a touch bigger than a nickel

Keep those questions and answers coming..........Thanks!
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On a side note--Lets see how many of you military buffs can identify the famous tank that I'm seated on. Hint: One of the best tanks of all time.
Sorry I will not be able to award prizes at this time. Prehaps you can just wallow in self glory as being able to i.d. a famous tank from a very small picture. Good Luck.
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Sure hope this wasn't some kind of Cub Scout art project....lol
Now, that was funny...hold on I'm cleaning ice tea from my monitor.
It's ok, it needed a cleaning.
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Barrel measures out at 20".and it is a 12-guage. EGA on butt looks like it was stamped into the wood. Its a touch bigger than a nickel

Keep those questions and answers coming..........Thanks!
20" is the correct length for a M97 or model 97 riot gun (police model).
And it has the bayonet lug. Only speculation, EGA, someone's initials?
this pic...where is this found on the gun? barrel or receiver ?
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Now, that was funny...hold on I'm cleaning ice tea from my monitor.
It's ok, it needed a cleaning.


20" is the correct length for a M97 or model 97 riot gun (police model).
And it has the bayonet lug. Only speculation, EGA, someone's initials?
this pic...where is this found on the gun? barrel or receiver ?
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Thanks-The EGA is the Marine Corps Eagle/Globe and Anchor.

the other pic is located between the slide and the receiver (left side) It actually slides into the receiver when you chamber a round.

Thanks-----any guesses on the tank?
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Thanks-The EGA is the Marine Corps Eagle/Globe and Anchor.
ahh, something's initials...
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the other pic is located between the slide and the receiver (left side) It actually slides into the receiver when you chamber a round.

Thanks-----any guesses on the tank?
fstop61,
The best I can distinguish is that your shotgun was made before 1920, because in the 20's the model 1897 changed to model 97 or M97 (military).
Winchester also changed the trademark stamp location onto the barrel near the receiver.
You may have an authentic WWI trench gun with some added artwork & markings from the Marine that used it, to boot. You really need to get the gun to a vintage arms dealer that knows vintage Winchesters. Either way you have a real piece of American history.

No idea on the tank...
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ahh, something's initials...


fstop61,
The best I can distinguish is that your shotgun was made before 1920, because in the 20's the model 1897 changed to model 97 or M97 (military).
Winchester also changed the trademark stamp location onto the barrel near the receiver.
You may have an authentic WWI trench gun with some added artwork & markings from the Marine that used it, to boot. You really need to get the gun to a vintage arms dealer that knows vintage Winchesters. Either way you have a real piece of American history.

No idea on the tank...
give it a quick second look-here's another hint.......its of WWTwo vintage

Good Luck--fstop
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On a side note--Lets see how many of you military buffs can identify the famous tank that I'm seated on. Hint: One of the best tanks of all time.
Sorry I will not be able to award prizes at this time. Prehaps you can just wallow in self glory as being able to i.d. a famous tank from a very small picture. Good Luck.

Sorry, but the picture is just to small. The closest I can come is a M-24 Chaffee but I don't think that's it.
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Is the tank a T-34?
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Is the tank a T-34?
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You are so right. I tip my hat to you.
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Well, I THINK your shotgun was made in 1919. However- I do not THINK that military arms were being Parkerized in 1919- they were blued. Which would indicate at LEAST a rework/ refinish. Which could have included polishing, which could have removed some markings.....
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