I came across this item at a great price. With my limited research using the net and Joe Poyer's shotgun book. I believe this is a March 1942 - June 1944 Winchester heat shield. All of the criteria set in Poyer's book from the Standard 20 threaded fillister screws to the measurements, fits the description of the 4x19 blued, unmarked "W" version for the M97 & M12 trench shotguns. I just wanted some expert eyes to tell me if I am correct in my assumption. I hope the images are good enough.
Is it original?
Also, it looks like it is in great condition, the finish is that blued glossy worn look. From some wear marks on the front of the barrel end and dings it appears to have been used. What condition would this be considered?
What is the actual value?
Thanks in advance!