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    WW2 Wincheser M12 Riot shotgun on Gunbroker

    Have bid on this shotgun as I've always wanted a nice WW2 shotgun. However the more I look at it the more I wonder of the originality. The metal appears mint and the blued finish looks factory from the photos just based on the quality of the finish, although I realize it's just a photo. In his description he seems convinced it's right on but was thinking of asking a few questions about it before increasing my bid. My main concern is the lack of stock cartouches. Was wondering what the experts think about this?


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    The stock should be cartouched. So it's either been replaced or sanded. There also appears to be a punch mark on the top of the barrel next to the Winchester proof mark. That could indicate a rebuild. If the finish is original, there should be burnishing around the Winchester proof marks on the barrel and receiver and around the flaming bomb on the barrel.

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