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Lot 1479: World War II U.S. Stevens 620 Trench Shotgun

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Very Fine World War II U.S. Stevens Model 620 Slide Action Trench Shotgun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Very Fine World War II U.S. Stevens Model 620 Slide Action Trench Shotgun

Manufacturer: Stevens J Arms Co
Model: 620
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 343
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured on contract, the Stevens Model 620 was a refinement of the Model 520. A solid frame hammerless shotgun, the 620 was capable of being taken down for transport as well as having slam fire capability, making it both easy to move about as well as a vicious source of firepower. Adopted for the Army and Marine Corps for World War II, the 620 remained in service for Korea and Vietnam. A single brass bead sight is installed on the bayonet lug, with a six-hole heat shield, cylinder choke, the three-line Chicopee Falls address on the right side of the barrel ahead of the "P/flaming bomb" stamps and the gauge and 2 3/4 inch chamber markings on the left. The "P" and bomb are repeated on the left side of the receiver, with "MODEL 620" and "U.S." further to the back, and the serial number and "M/S" on the underside ahead of the trigger guard. Fitted with a smooth round forearm, pistol grip stock and serrated plastic buttplate. "TPD" branded into the right of the buttstock (possibly Tuscaloosa Police Department), and "1S" branded into the bottom flat of the pistol grip. 14 inch length of pull. Includes M1907 leather sling. Provenance: The Steven Preston Military Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 80% plus original blue finish, showing a plum patina on the bayonet lug with a few light scratches, some light cycling wear on the magazine tube, bright edge wear, and sharp markings in the metal. Wood is fine with a re-oiled buttstock, defined edges, some light scratches and dents, a small re-glued chip on top behind the receiver, a moderate pressure dent on the left of the buttstock, and branded markings as mentioned above. Mechanically excellent.

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