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    Late 1943 WRA M1897

    Hi folks,

    I picked this one up in an auction state side in April, it was a sleeper I think I did quite well. When it finally got home from the import process I went through it and poyers book. I was ecstatic! it was the highest number recorded serial number according to joes book study. Then I cross referenced Canfields book to find one a few numbers higher. Non the less I'm incredibly happy with this one and filled the trench gun gap in my collection.



















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    Stunning, Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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    Very nice!!

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    Nice Gratton and Knight belt hanger. Who made the sling? Nice and clean, the whole thing.
    Regards, Jim

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    You have a real nice late production 97 trench gun with the plugged front sight bead hole.

    There actually are many with higher serial numbers.

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    Thanks guys, I couldn't ask for a better one. The plugged front sight bead hole is a result of having a riot gun barrel iirc. I was just going by what's in Canfields and poyers books, I'm sure there are many higher but there wasn't in the documentation I had to compare to. The sling is marked J.S Co with flaming bomb, but I believe that's supposed to be a J.S.C Co?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckingfastard View Post
    The plugged front sight bead hole
    It's correct...no worry.
    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    It's correct...no worry.
    You bet I'm aware, I've seen a couple like that, one way to verify original finish as I've seen bubba try and blue that and get rid of the different tone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Live4therut View Post
    I've seen bubba try and blue that and get rid of the different tone
    That's right...
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    Is the sling actually marked I S CO. with a flaming bomb rather than JSC Co.? There was a company that made M1907 slings who used the mark JCS Co. usually with CEB inspector's initials.

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