US Property Stevens 520-30 Trench – 12 Ga – WWII – W/Bayonet! – RARE! WOW!

This is a no reserve penny auction for a US Property Savage 520-30 Trench pump-action shotgun chambered in 12 gauge. Serial number- 60587. This shotgun is in good condition. This is a very rare US Military Savage Stevens 520-30 Trench shotgun! It has a two-line gauge marking on the left side of the barrel, the three-line address on the opposite, "P/(ordnance bomb)" proofs, cylinder choke and a 2 3/4 inch chamber. The frame is marked "P/(ordnance bomb)", "MOD. 520-30" and "U.S." and has the post-1920 upper tang safety switch and the locking block in the top of the frame. A combination bayonet lug and 6-hole heat shield is mounted on this example. Please refer to the photos, as minor cracks are seen on the stock where it meets the receiver.

A martial variant of a John Browning-designed sport gun, the 520 Trench Gun was originally developed in response to a World War I request for new fighting shotguns for the American Expeditionary Force. It made a strong impression on the evaluators but did not make it into the field before the armistice was signed. Seeing the potential for the gun on the police market, Stevens kept production going to 1932, and at the outbreak of World War II, the U.S. government bought every 520 that was still in the warehouse. Checked back into the arsenals at the end of the war, many are sent back into the field for Korea and Vietnam.

The bayonet photo'd is an original WW1 Remington M1917 Bayonet with the flaming ordnance mark. The scabbard is a Australian 1943 leather Mangrovite 1907 pattern scabbard. Both are in fantastic condition! The edge of the bayonet has no signs of rolling or chipping and the wood grips have no major chipping or scratching. The leather scabbard has very minor scratches but the leather is healthy and perfectly intact.