The barrel length was chosen to achieve maximum accuracy with. Catalogs are the only signposts we have, unless somebody has an original sales receipt with date, or some other such document. The letters correspond to the years shown in the following table. It's the housing and all the guts. I suspect there were left over 24V receivers sitting in back stock and the 24F was coming off the design table, so the remaining parts were combined with the new to deplete remaining parts. Keep your skin from between the forearm and the barrel when you snap the forearm on. Come for the info, stay and make some friends.
I picked up a real nice condition 311A 12ga this year. American Rifleman July, 1980; page 28 contains a very different set of dates for serial numbers through 193000. It will appear as a small circle containing a number and a letter. This is not a concrete order of which grouping came first and does not mean the whole grouping was made before the next grouping was produced and offered for sale, this is just an easier way to see all of the varieties with similar features and minimize confusing the stamped designations. If I were you, I'd also watch gun shows and pawn shops for a dirt cheap Stevens Model 94 with a broken forearm. Savage 24 Field Grade : Separated barrels, top of tang barrel release lever; plain standard stocks like on the early Savage 24's.
Rick-- Your illustrated main spring is correctly configured shaped and correctly positioned in the action, but may not be an original O. The bad news is the only way to get parts is to find someone who has the same gun you could use for parts since mine needs a top lever, firing pin, firing pin spring, and firing pin stop screw after seeing a schematic someone place on line. The , , , and are some of the more important ammunition types sold by the firm. This allows for precision fabrication while keeping costs down. All of the receivers had the 2 small peep mounting holes on the upper tang. I posted this same question on the Shotgun world forum but never got a reply. On newer Stevens Model 94 shotguns, this critical part is aluminum or even plastic like on a Handi-Rifle.
I took it apart to clean it and screwed up big time. There is a good chance that a pre-68 production may have several hundred guns in circulation with the same number. An internal box magazine holds three rounds. These firearms evolved basically with many internal running changes happening over the time span that the guns were in production. Barrels were available up to 34 inches and in. Is it me or does the checkering look too coarse for factory checkering? It was founded in 1969 in Lakefield, Ontario where it remains as of 2019.
Repeating Arms under the Winchester brand until they ceased to manufacture rifles in 2006. But it has been working fine like you it see here for over 40 years, so I left well enough alone. The balance of the finish shows patina. They are quite similar in appearence and were designed as in-expensive,utility-grade weapons. Before I got the rifle 1967 , someone put a folding buckhorn into that slot. Too long, and it would have came out on the other side of the wooden forearm.
I lost the link to the page that gives the exact dates,but that is a rough estimation. From what I've encountered, for the front dovetail, the dovetail cut on the front ring was cut sized to fit directly into the existing large Steven's size front dovetail. That's where I'm getting confussed. Otherwise, the head would have stuck up and touched the barrel and created a bind. I have read that serial numbers of those get into the 60xxx range. I would like to add that I have found this circle, or oval, containing one or two numbers plus a single letter, just about anywhere and everywhere on the frame, but only on the outside of the frame, never inside.
I have just bought a Stevens Model 311 double for my collection. You can find the order form and specifications of Colt Manufacturing's archival service here. I had to find one with a head taper and size to match the hole in the housing. That puts the date of manufacture in the 1900-1903 period. No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.
Someone with sweaty hands took the shotgun out of the closet and handled it. The letter is the year of manufacture. This cross reference can be used to figure out which Sears firearm was created by which manufacturer as a mirror model of their own. No patent date has been observed on the 1915 barrels. I found the forend to be shaky and finally took it apart to see the problem.
The Model 42 uses black plastic furniture. The barrel has a matte finish. The assumedly later center style extractor versions used a single dia barrel shank. Usually, it is behind the hinge pin or ahead of the trigger guard on the bottom of the frame. Most of the shortcomings of the post 1963 Model 94s were eventually corrected, but the pre '64 versions remain the most desirable of all Winchester Model 94s. Our database contains values of serial numbers through 566,000 which ended the year 1950.
Savage also produced for the Montreal Home Guard during World War I. No idea what the letter prefix means and the on the last one the 21 is done with a different stamp than the H1X and the 21 is in front of the front tang screw and the H1X is behind it and that stamping is similar to the other two. This was also in an era that the factories would offer special options when ordering firearms. Shoulda bought it, even though it was a wreck. So, you will see words like appears, may, could, possibly, assumed, etc. I have been trying to find out how old it is. As I get it, there are 1889s, then 1894, then 1915.