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Old 08-02-2007, 07:37 PM   #1
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Winchester Mod. 12 Trench gun

Found one of these. Can anyone tell me if it's for real? Can you point me to a link where I can compare it's serial number to Winchester trench guns used by the military?

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Old 08-03-2007, 07:47 AM   #2
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I' ve never seen one, but just about everything else I've seen that the military owned had "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" stamped on it somewhere.
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Old 08-03-2007, 07:59 AM   #3
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Mod. 12 Trench gun

I know it has the flaming bomb and an AA and a small gg......but I haven't seen it yet. Fellow didn't mention the Property of United States stamp???????

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Old 08-06-2007, 11:43 PM   #4
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The flaming bomb should be an Ordanance marking. The initial stamps are inspectors cartouches- there are books showing who the actual inspectors were in any specific installation. Verifiy authenticity if the price is inflated.

The serial number may have a US prefix/suffix rather than the United States Property stamp.

Faking some of this stuff is depressingly common.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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It would have U.S. with an Ordanance bomb on the right side receiver,
The barrel will have an ordinance bomb where it enters the receiver,
and it will be a cylinder bore.The stock will have a Crossed cannon. If I recall the riot gun will not be inletted for a rear swivel, but the trench gun stock will.

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Old 08-07-2007, 06:48 PM   #6
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Mr Moore...respectfully, the only firearm that I can think of that is marked US Property is the M1911 pistols. The Garands,Springfields,Krags,M1917's and every other gun I can think of does NOT have US Property.
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Old 08-10-2007, 08:29 PM   #7
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Yeah, I kinda remembered that several hours after I posted. On the other hand, gaze at the prominent "US" on the pictures you so kindly posted.
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:23 PM   #8
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My '97 trench gun has the US & bomb on the receiver right side and the bomb on the barrel.The stock markings are too worn to read, and the rear sling mount is inlet.
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