U.s.issue stevens model 520-30 varnished wood*****************
Would a U.S. WW2 issue STEVENS RIOT GUN in the 46xxx serial number range, be correct with varnished checkered wood?
The gentleman who owns this gun is a very honest individual. I am not questioning his integrity, just trying to wrap my head around the "VARNISHED CHECKERED WOOD". ANy insight and comments would be greatly appreciated. Can this wood be considered original?
I looked in Mr Canfield's latest book, and I find no info about this. I realize his book is not the end all of info, so I am relying on the experience of some of the members who know more than I would ever hope to on the subject of U.S.ISSUE SHOTGUNS
THANKS, BOB IN AZ
Last edited by BOB IN AZ; 03-29-2012 at 05:14.
Checkered is OK. Some were.
You need to pull the stock and see if the serials match. If so, the checkering is fine. Some of the checkered stocks were varnished, as they were commercial left overs.
What you really need to do is look at the gun and listen to your gut. Most people can not do factory varnish. I have seen it done at S&W. It is not a basement project.
Must first thought is that it is probably correct, but you need to look at the gun.
thanks for your input and help
I have a 520-30 440XX it also has a varnished stock and the #'s match, could the same be said for an early USP marked 620A
To All who answered, moucho gracis Bob