This shotgun was designed for use by the U.S. Army Air Corp. during World War II for skeet shooting in order to train aerial gunners in the art of leading a flying target. "U.S." and flaming bomb proof marked on the barrel and left of the receiver, and "MILITARY FINISH" marked on the left of the receiver. Naval anchor stamped on the left of the trigger guard. Crossed Ordnance cannons and "FJA" (Frank J. Atwood) inspection cartouche marked on the left of the buttstock. It is complete with the original Cutts compensator and Lyman choke on the barrel, single nickel bead front sight, and 2 3/4 inch chamber. The barrel is correctly without choke markings. Length of pull is 14 inches.
Excellent, retains 95% plus original blue finish with a few light scratches, a few patches of light pitting/surface corrosion concentrated on compensator and top rear of the receiver, and sharp markings and edges in the metal. Wood is very fine as shortened with defined edges, some light scratches and handling marks, a few minor chips along the edge of the pistol grip and crisp inspection stamps. Absent buttplate. Mechanically excellent.
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