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Lot 3342: World War II U.S. Stevens 620 Trench Shotgun with Bayonet

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

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

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,250 - $4,750

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

Manufacturer: Stevens J Arms Co
Model: 620
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 20 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 317
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 225
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

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 a replacement checkered steel buttplate. Stamped "TP" (possibly a police department) in the right of the forearm, both sides of the receiver, bottom flat of the pistol grip and both sides of the buttstock. 13 7/8 inch length of pull. Includes a Remington M1917 bayonet dated 1917 and an olive drab green leather scabbard.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 60% original blue finish with smooth brown patina on the balance, showing a plum patina on the bayonet lug, a few patches of light surface corrosion on top of the receiver, and sharp markings and edges in the metal. Wood is also fine as lightly sanded and re-oiled with some light handling marks. Replacement checkered steel buttplate is slightly undersized. Mechanically excellent. Included bayonet and scabbard are both very fine.



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