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    U.S. Marked Stevens Savage Springfield Model 5100

    What do you think of this? Military gun club/trap shooting deal maybe? Interesting.

    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/805985451

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    I know alot of Stevens Shotguns were taken into the military at the start of the war.. had been told they were used for guard duty and such. Always wondered if they were ever used for machine gunner training like so many other shotguns during the war.

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    Also used to tech deflection shooting to bomber crews! Pretty cool.
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    I have heard about those too but the ones I have seen have always been single barrel pumps or semi autos. Not side by side double barrels. Pretty cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottz63 View Post
    I have heard about those too but the ones I have seen have always been single barrel pumps or semi autos. Not side by side double barrels. Pretty cool.
    No argument there, you are right... I was doing some looking on the Internet, and the closest I could find is it was just brought into the military early in the war because someone said, we need guns and every gun we can lay our hands on... Kind of like the British welding Bayonets on pikes at the start of the war for home guard.

    But feast your eyes on this beauty... I did not know about it before.. but Wow..and I do mean wow

    https://www.guns.com/news/2019/03/20...ainer-surfaces

    I had heard of those BB machine gun trainers before.. But not this set up
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    Well Damn, went and found the Auction and that item did sell already.. Now I was expecting real big big bucks for that.. Bit it went for about 4600 (Not fully reading all the rules if that factors in commision etc etc) but you know, where as that is a bit pricey, its not that bad...Considering there cannot be many of them..

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    Just a thought after seeing the photo
    It could be a weapon that was available to service personnel for hunting on post property during hunting season.
    I read a NRA article showing in the 1950's and 60's some posts had small numbers civilian deer rifles for loan much like some rec halls lent out musical instruments
    If I remember it correctly they had Remington 700 or some other similar period Remington 30 06 marked US property

    Also some hunting weapons were issued to construction personnel building the ALCAN highway, I saw photos of US marked M 94, maybe some shotguns were issued or purchased as well

    The trap and skeet range would be very likely as was previously mentioned
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    That's very cool! I've heard of such things but never actually saw one.

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    It sold for $422. Not bad.
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    About five years ago, I put a post up on here about a US Property LeFever SXS (here's a link to the thread http://www.militaryfirearm.com/Forum...-!-HELP-GUY-S-!)

    As it turns out It was indeed an Arial Gunner Training shotgun. They were taught how to lead shots with them, Interesting thing is the government was buying Ithaca 37's, Remington Model 10's, Over and Under's & SXS with 30"-32" Barrels.... Why specifically would they want these shotguns ?,...
    Well,.. I found in research, These shotguns were preferred because they could be used in training either RIGHT and LEFT handed shooters, The Remington Model 10 as well as the Ithaca Model 37,.. Were both bottom eject shotguns... The idea was to keep the gunner concentrated on leading the shot, And not have to be tentative,.. Due to ejected casings.

    My LeFever had RIA Ordinance acceptance stamps under the barrels, As well as factory installed sling mounts. It went to a collector who verified its history and production date... Just thought you guys might find this information interesting.
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