I was given this shotgun a short while ago, and I have only had a chance to fire a couple of shells to date; just enough to know it works and I can hit what I am aiming at.
According to the barrel date stamp, it was manufactured in August 1931, which means it was quite early in the production run (as the serial number confirms). Some of the other markings on it suggest it might be of military origin.
It’s a ‘three and done’ pump action, referring to the magazine limit of two shells, which makes it compliant with the three-shell regulations for migratory waterfowl hunting.
I did some skeet shooting in the UK. Now I’ll have to find out where I can shoot poor innocent skeets here.