San Quentin Riot Gun?

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At the time, the Remington 10 sold for quite a bit less than comparable Winchester offerings, so it would make sense that a government agency would buy them.
 

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But his forearm/forestock is completely different from a Remington model 10.

Most of the 10’s had the 12-groove “ringed” forearm, but the diamond checkered forearm was also available, and is often (but not always) seen paired with the English-style stock in OP’s pic.
 

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jscooba jscooba a guy on another forum had this to say:

“Pretty likely they would have used those way back when. Price point on rhe Model 10 was under comparable Winchester guns, and government historically loved low bidders. It’s possible that it came as .mil surplus theough the California Military Department, the parent org of the state's national guard. CDC institutions marked firearms to the insitution so the San Quentin marking could be legit. You might try contacting the museum at the prison. It has a number of historic institution firearms and might be able to help.”
 
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