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Ordnance Maintenance Shotguns, All Types

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During WWII, seven different models of 12-gage shotguns were accepted by the U.S. military, including the Winchester M97 and M12, the Stevens M620, M620A and M520, the Ithaca M37, the Remington M31, M11 and Sportsman, and the Savage M720 (aka Browning Automatic 5). The M97 “Trench Gun” and M12 aka M1912 pump action shotguns, which were both fielded in WWI, proved to be the most popular shotguns in WWII service. For example, over 80,000 M12s were fielded during WWII by the Marine Corps, Army Air Forces and Navy, with a riot gun model (lacking the heat shield and bayonet) was used for perimeter defense of military bases.

Created by the War Department in late 1942, this technical manual was created for ordnance maintenance personnel. It contains instructions for the disassembly, assembly, functional inspection and maintenance and repair of each type of shotgun, and offers a general description of the gun for identification purposes.

This high-quality reproduction presents the manual in its entirety. Although slightly reformatted, care has been to preserve the integrity of the text.

175 pages, 6x9" format, softbound, black and white interior and full color covers.