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  1. Yes, the barrel and handguard/bayonet adapter...

    Yes, the barrel and handguard/bayonet adapter assembly, magazine tube and both sling swivels were Parkerized. As with all Parkerized weapons, shade of the finish could vary. The M1200 trench gun...
  2. The M1200 receivers were an alloy that couldn't...

    The M1200 receivers were an alloy that couldn't be Parkerized so they were anodized instead (blue/black color).
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    Yes, only the very early WWII trench guns had the...

    Yes, only the very early WWII trench guns had the six row handguard. Most were of the four row variety.
  4. Actually the gun was made circa late 1943. Many...

    Actually the gun was made circa late 1943. Many of published Winchester serial number date tables are off anywhere from two to seven years (or more).
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    While it did resemble the '03 swivel, the...

    While it did resemble the '03 swivel, the Winchester trench guns (M97 and M12) used a proprietary swivel that was smaller than the '03 swivel and had a slightly different configuration. BTW, the WWI...
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    WRA

    Winchester never intended to manufacture the M1 Rifle in anything but gas port configuration. The bulk of the Winchester documentation cited in my book came from the personal files of Edwin Pugsley...
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    Early JLG stamps

    The early JLG stamps (deeply impressed and misaligned) were used when Col. Guion first assumed the CO position at Springfield. The stamps were created by grinding off the earlier WWII CO's initials...
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    M37 stock

    It does appear to be a Model 37 stock but the sling swivel attachment is not correct. Ithaca trench guns (WWII and post-war) had sling swivels that were inletted in much the same manner as the...
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    There are a number of WWII vintage photos showing...

    There are a number of WWII vintage photos showing the forends of M1/M1A1 Thompsons reinforced with added metal bands or, in some cases, just tape.
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    M1897 bolts

    The bolts were blued.
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    There are no known genuine military Model 37...

    There are no known genuine military Model 37 shotguns with markings on the stock. The sling swivel attachments on the gun in question are not GI. Your initial impressions about the gun are correct.
  12. You received some incorrect information. I never...

    You received some incorrect information. I never stated that WWII Model 97 trenchguns could not be diassembled. Of course, the handguard/bayonet adapter assembly must first be removed but, otherwise,...
  13. Sorry...guess I'm "humor impaired"...

    Sorry...guess I'm "humor impaired" today!:banghead:
  14. Thanks for the kind words. I'm not sure why it...

    Thanks for the kind words. I'm not sure why it is deemed "odd" that some referenced sources in the book appear on this forum from time to time? I know of at least two who are regular contributors...
  15. Correction. Mr. Pedersen was born in the U.S. of...

    Correction. Mr. Pedersen was born in the U.S. of Danish immigrants but wasn't born in Denmark.
  16. Actually his name was John D. Pedersen (not...

    Actually his name was John D. Pedersen (not Petersen). He was born in Denmark but was based in Wyoming when he migrated to the United States. He did not serve in the U.S. military.
  17. Thread: M1#1

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    I just thought it was interesting that the case...

    I just thought it was interesting that the case containing the M1 carbine prototypes also included one of only two known Johnson Auto-Carbines. Not something you see every day.
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    The Johnson Auto-Carbine is also an extremely...

    The Johnson Auto-Carbine is also an extremely interesting and rare weapon. The only known examples are this one at Cody and one in a private collection. There were only five (possibly six)...
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    It is indeed a sporterized M1941 Johnson rifle. I...

    It is indeed a sporterized M1941 Johnson rifle. I couldn't tell from the photos whether or not it was done by Winfield Arms, but that company sporterized a large number of Johnson rifles. However,...
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    Yes, but the M2 carbine was an entirely different...

    Yes, but the M2 carbine was an entirely different class of weapon from the M1 rifle. There was both a M1 Rifle and M1 Carbine, but no "M2" rifle.
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    That's a great question and I've been searching...

    That's a great question and I've been searching for a cogent answer for decades. The M14 to M16 is easy...there was a M15 which was essentially a M14 in squad-automatic weapon configuration. ...
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    Actually, the last of the "M1E" series was the...

    Actually, the last of the "M1E" series was the M1E13 which was a refinement of the White-type gas system used on the M1E4 and M1E9.
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    The manuscript and photos for the new book are in...

    The manuscript and photos for the new book are in the hands of Mowbray Publishing. It will be a massive project and I do not know how long the layout and printing will take. Stuart Mowbray and his...
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    I believe those are M7 grenade launchers.

    I believe those are M7 grenade launchers.
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    Thanks for kind welcome and I hope everyone has a...

    Thanks for kind welcome and I hope everyone has a wonderful and Blessed New Year.:cheers:
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