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I have a shotgun that is Proof tested 12 G. 2/3 in. chamber…

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I have a shotgun that is Proof tested 12 G. 2/3 in. chamber m# ***** United States Property M/c or O P came you tell me how old it is or who made it
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Firearms
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Firearms Expert: Philip Van Cleave, Firearms Instructor replied 3 years ago
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My name is ***** ***** I'll be glad to help you.I assume that a 2-3/4 inch chamber?Can you attach some photos show the the entire shotgun from each side and a close up of the markings?Philip
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
no
Firearms Expert: Philip Van Cleave, Firearms Instructor replied 3 years ago
No, the chamber is 2/3 of an inch or no, you can't attach photos? Philip
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
yes on the chamber No on the Photos
Firearms Expert: Philip Van Cleave, Firearms Instructor replied 3 years ago
If no photos, I'll need more information: Pump shotgun, over/under, side-by-side, semi-automatic, or single-shot break open? On the markings you are unsure of, rubbing them with chalk should help make them more legible.Philip
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Pump shotgun
Firearms Expert: Philip Van Cleave, Firearms Instructor replied 3 years ago
OK. 1. Can you try again to make out the letters that follow "United States Propery"?2. Are there any other markings on the gun that you can find?
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
it is m/o there are no more marking on it
Firearms Expert: Philip Van Cleave, Firearms Instructor replied 3 years ago
Without photos, I'm not finding anything. I am going to opt out and let another expert help you. If someone can help, they should contact you here shortly.
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Firearms Expert: TOM, Gunsmith replied 3 years ago
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Hi,
There were quite a few different shotguns used by the U.S. Military. Does your gun have an exposed hammer?
Is there a heat shield on the barrel? What is the barrel length?
Following are links to some military shotguns, does your gun look like any of them?
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=484057019
http://www.iacshotguns.com/dev/99t.html
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=483832484
http://www.ithacaowners.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=215&start=20
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remington_Model_870#/media/File:Flickr_-_%7ESteve_Z%7E_-_870.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mossberg_500#/media/File:PEO_Mossberg_590A1.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Model_1200#/media/File:Winchester1200Def-1.jpg
Tom
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