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Lot 288: World War II U.S. Stevens 620 Slide Action Trench Shotgun

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

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

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

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
Item Views: 688
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 272
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 "U/S" on the underside ahead of the trigger guard. Fitted with a smooth round forearm, pistol grip stock and serrated plastic buttplate. 14 inch length of pull. Includes M1907 leather sling. Provenance: The Steven Preston Military Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 75% original blue finish, showing a plum patina on the bayonet lug, areas of smooth brown patina, some patches of light pitting concentrated on the top rear of the receiver, bright edge wear, and sharp markings in the metal. Wood is very fine with some light scratches and handling marks, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent.

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