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 LOT 570 Scarce Manville Gun 26.5mm Tear Gas Launcher - Serial no. M908, 26.5mm, chrome finish. Introduced in 1935 by Charles J. Manville the “Manville Gun” was designed to fire flare, smoke, and riot gas shells from its 18 round clockwork drum. The left side of the pistol grip is marked with the patent information. The top of the launcher is marked “PAT.APPL’D FOR” twice creating parenthesis around “MANVILLE MFG. CO.”The device is broken down and loaded by loosening two large screws on top of the frame, separating the clockwork and trigger assembly from the drum and barrel assembly, the drum is then turned counter clockwise to “load” the internal spring allowing the cylinder to rotate with each pull of the trigger. The most noted use of the Manville Gun was by Indiana National Guard troops during the Terre Haute General Strike of 1935. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 80% original chrome plated finish on the chambers and top plate. The rest of the metal surfaces are covered in a silver gray patina with some pitting above the grip. Grips are also very fine with crisp checkering. Mechanically fine.
   LOT 571
Early Production Winchester Model 1897 Slide Action Riot Shotgun - Serial no. C118910, 12 gauge, 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1900. Single brass front sight bead. The action bar is roll-stamped “-WINCHESTER/MODEL 1897” in two lines, and the barrel is marked “12” and “CYL” along with the Winchester address and patent information. The serial number “C/118910” is roll-stamped across the bottom of the receiver. Mounted with an 17-groove, three screw forend and smooth round knob pistol grip stock fitted with a steel buttplate. Length of pull is 13 3/4 inches. CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 85% plus original blue finish, areas of thinning, some spotting, and mild handling evidence. The wood is also very fine with scattered light scratches. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
  CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 90% plus original blue “military finish”, some light spotting on the receiver, and light handling evidence. The wood is very fine with a few light marks and sharp checkering on the forend. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,800 - 2,750
 Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000
LOT 572
World War II U.S. Remington Arms Model 11 Semi-Automatic Riot Shotgun - Serial no. 482742, 12 gauge, 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Single bead sight, 2 3/4 inch chamber, and cylinder choke. The barrel is stamped “U.S.” and “flaming bomb”, and the receiver is stamped “U.S.”, “flaming bomb” and
“MILITARY FINISH.” Multi-point checkered forend and smooth pistol grip stock with the crossed cannons cartouche and “FJA” and a serrated Remington buttplate. A similar example pictured on pages 143 of “Complete Guide to United States Military Combat Shotguns” by Bruce
Canfield. Length of pull is 14 1/8 inches.

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