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Old 07-12-2020, 06:21 PM
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my late "Uncle Vern" had an original Stevens 520-30 trench shotgun from WW2 that I found fascinating in my youth.. It was his tractor gun and it showed... patina lol... he shot 3 inch magnums in it often... 'they just hung up sometimes'...

well Uncle Vern was actually my uncle's bachelor brother that lived with my aunt & uncle... so even tho I was the only person to ever clean and oil the thing, when it was time, he gave the gun to a real nephew.. sad, but I understood.. but I also never knew what a challenge it would be to find one.. it ends up it is a rare model... and regularly sell for over 3 grand... too much for my blood...

so anyway 3 years ago... I was at a gun auction with a friend selling some of his collection and I find a westernfield hunting model version... I end up winning it for $145 plus fees... after explaining it to the better half I started talking to my go to gunsmith about building a tribute gun...

well 2 years ago I dropped off the old field gun to my buddy... it took quite a while to assemble the "correct" reproduction parts and finally get it wrapped up...

so I got to see it all together for the first time yesterday... still a little tweaking to get it running 100% but I am very pleased how it turned out..

now I did not want to create a "forgery".. just a tribute so I had VERN engraved into the receiver.. so now I have attached before & after images for your enjoyment...
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Old 07-12-2020, 06:30 PM
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hope you like how it turned out...

not sure why "VERN" is upside down... but you get the idea
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Thumbs up UNCLE

WOW. looks like your Smith did a really good job . i always find keepsake guns and their stories interesting . i have

1 or 2 that wouldn't mean anything to anyone else . probably couldn't give them away but they will be mine until .
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Very nice tribute to Vern and the fond memories you have.
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Old 07-12-2020, 07:47 PM
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Nice project, well worth doing.
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My dad sure would have liked it thanks for sharing
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Many years ago I disassembled one and was impressed by the machining and workmanship
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jbtrucker... thanks for sharing the photo...
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That.......

Is a pretty awesome shotgun.
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the Vern tribute is back at the gunsmiths for couple of function tweeks.. dropped it off at a gunshow where I found a correct 1917 bayonet.. one that is "mis-stamped" 1918.. kinda cool... thought I would add a few more photos showing how compact it is when broken down...
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