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     Collector’s Fact
According to author Bruce Canfield, only about 60 Rock-Ola Presentation Carbines were manufactured.
 LOT 1576
Exceptionally Rare and Historic World War II Rock-Ola Factory Presentation M1 Carbine To “Mr. H. Veneklasen”, Staff Member to Secretary of War Henry Stimpson with Deluxe Presentation Display Case and Accessories - Serial
no. EX-6095440, 30 M1 Carbine cal., 18 inch
round bbl., high polish blue finish, highly figured walnut stock.
With the lowest production numbers of all the M1 Carbine suppliers of World War II, Rock-Ola Carbines are already scarce,
with a top quality presentation gun such as this being especially rare, worthy of a place of honor in an advanced collection.
Produced circa 1943-1944, as part of Rock-Ola’s second to last serial number block, this carbine was intended for Mr. H. Veneklasen, a member of the
staff of Henry L. Stimpson, Secretary of War. Standard markings on the front receiver ring, the rear of the receiver is marked “ROCK-OLA/EX-6095440”, and
“ROCK-OLA” on the recoil plate and barrel. Correctly marked parts, with the early features produced during this time period, such as the Type II barrel band, flip rear sight, unmarked push button safety, the smooth “A-R” marked M1 type magazine catch and two rivet handguard. The various parts are marked as follows: rear sight “RR”, bolt “ROCK-OLA”, extractor “R”, operating slide “ROCK-OLA”, trigger guard “ROCK-OLA”, and hammer “LTQ-R. Fitted with a low wood stock produced from attractively figured walnut and made without the oiler and sling cutouts, showing a fine tiger stripe pattern down the length. The carbine is housed in a handmade walnut presentation display case that has a small brass presentation plaque on the inside of the lid that says “M-1 CAL. .30-CARBINE/MANUFACTURED BY/ROCK-OLA/Manufacturing Corporation/CHICAGO/PRESENTED TO/H. VENEKLASEN/1945”. The display case houses the carbine, with the following original new in the wrapper Rock-Ola accessories: a WWII canvas sling, the metal stock oiler and two 15 round magazines.
CONDITION: Excellent plus with 97% plus of the original high polished blue finish, showing a few scratches on the barrel from the band and minor wear from cycling and handling. The stock is also excellent, with minimal pressure dents. The case and accessories are very fine with the wood display case showing handling marks on the edges and corners with the left lower corner having some minor separation of the wood from age, and mild scratches overall. A super example of a historic World War II Rock-Ola presentation cased M1 Carbine.
Estimate: 14,000 - 22,500
     LOT 1577
Excellent World War II U.S. Army Stevens
Model 620 Slide Action Trench Shotgun - Serial no. 26996, 12 gauge, 20 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Manufactured on contract, the
Stevens 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. A matching serial number is present on the left side of the mounting iron. 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. 13 7/8 inch
length of pull.
CONDITION: Excellent, with 95% of the original blue finish, showing bright cycling and high edge wear, streaks of brown patina on the
magazine tube, a proper plum tone to the bayonet lug, and mild handling marks overall. The stock is very fine, with scattered dents and
scratches. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 6,500 - 9,500

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