Originally developed with an eye for arming the people of Southeast Asia against the communists, the United States Army and Marine Corps both took an interest in the 77E as a replacement for their aging stocks of World War I and World War II vintage trench and riot guns. The 77E became very popular as an "anti-ambush" gun in the jungles, as it was capable of delivering immediate and vicious fire at close ranges. While one of the signature weapons of the Vietnam War, relatively few can be found on the American market today in any condition. Single nickel bead sight, a full choke and a 2 3/4 inch chamber. The frame is marked "U.S." on the right, with "P" on the upper right side and on the breech of the barrel, and South Carolina Highway Department marking "SCHD" added to the right of the frame at the stock junction. Fitted with a ribbed forearm and smooth pistol grip stock with vented rubber recoil pad. 12 1/2 inch length of pull.
Excellent, retains 98% original parkerized finish with a few light cycling marks on the magazine tube. The forearm is very fine with an applied coat of varnish with some spots of flaking, the buttstock is excellent some light handling marks and defined edges. Mechanically excellent.
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