Someone with sweaty hands took the shotgun out of the closet and handled it. On the new Forend Spring Housing, that tab was straight. Can anyone tell me if I'm in the right ball park or where I can get better information? This one has a capital letter C prefix ahead of a six digit number and it appears only on the left side of the frame. My reference book is not here just now, sorry. Near as I can figure it was made between 1916 and 1929 but then I was told Stevens didn't start using serial numbers until 1948. There is a circle with the letter I on the bottom of the receiver but nothing any were else on the reciever. Forgive me if I've butchered that one.
The Savage branded imported doubles, over and unders or side by sides, are numbered differently. And the Savage Arms site has no means of contacting them. Too long, and it would have came out on the other side of the wooden forearm. Mine is the one-wood-screw version. Keep your skin from between the forearm and the barrel when you snap the forearm on. It was their entry-level hammerless gun with their new chopperlump barrels and wedge bolting. Heck, give it a year or so and you might be able to Marry one! Does anyone know if it was normal for an older gun not to have a serial number? Great old shot gun and shoots really nice.
Mine, I don't believe, was as old as yours although. The rightmost, larger hole, fits the Forend Spring Pin, the pin I bent and straightened. I could use your help identifying a Stevens 16 ga single shot shotgun that belonged to my father who was born in 1911. Infantry Weapons of the First World War. One of my references says the 44 was introduced in 1896.
Even Remington would use this coding in producing the millions of Rolling Blocks produced for the World market. Thanks, The simple answer is they may not have serial numbers. As far as I know, you can't tell the difference by looking. Also, it can be found on the bottom of the the gun just before the break in front of the trigger guard possibly between the two screws. Buyer Tip: If you're the High Bidder in an auction when it closes, don't assume you're the final High Bidder.
Worst of all, the bore had never known a cleaning swab and a drop of oil. I find what appears to be a small circle near the breach end of the barrel. I could have used a toothpick to remove both pins, so there was no need for a pin punch and a hammer. Further units were sold as the Savage Model 6 by. Our guess is that every safe in America has one of these.
On the left, see where the forearm screw screws into the housing from the other side of the wooden forearm. Thanks for all the input fellas it is appreciated. You may want to try posting your question at the Shotgunworld forum also. Each model is numbered in the range created by its manufacturer. Beginning about 1978 numbers 1 to 20 were also stamped on the three major components, frame,barrels and fore end iron, to enable the factory to keep 20 guns of like model together in a group for packing in the standard 20 gun shipping carton. People there aren't too bad for the most part but I rarely log in because of the few that aren't too helpful or decent when a newer member posts a thread.
Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. The had a further negative impact on sales. Stevens introduced the Model 87 in 1938, which sold over one million units. Does anybody know when they made the model 335 with a serial number? I see them go for as much as 100-120 dollars on gunbroker. Stevens around the turn of the century.
Does that clarify things or have I muddied the water? For now I can tell you, sticking to doubles only, that: 1. Thinking the serial number may have worn off, I searched with no signs of wear. Over on the right, take a look at the barrel lug. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. Every firearm I've ever owned has had serial numbers - some of these go back to the 1880s. As you can see, this one sticks up a little, but it doesn't touch the barrel. That makes it easier to hook the tip of the flat spring under the barrel lug when you reinstall the forearm.
The Model 520, easily recognized by its distinctive double-hump receiver, first appeared in Stevens' 1909 Catalog 52 and remained in production until 1939. I know it does not have a firing pin and I have a box of the 16 ga shells he had left. These are not collector pieces, so you won't find the amount of information that you would on a 94 Winchester. Lack of detailed info is a ongoing problem to all gun collectors interested in vintage Stevens firearms. From what I know of the gun I am certain it is 50+ years old. Back to the Forend Spring Housing, here's the old, broken one. The thick recoil pad spoke of its potential for kicking.
In that series the entry-level was the No. For instance, the first Model 1894 had an extractor located on the left side of the frame. The markings I found on the gun behind the trigger is the serial number 78654, on the top of the barrel reads 16 ga choke bore barrel and lug forged in one, and I can barely make out embossed in the butt end plastic piece the word Stevens in a swirl design with the two screws that hold it to the wood stock. The barrels, receiver, forearm, top snap lever and some other parts all carry the same serial number. If I were you, I'd also watch gun shows and pawn shops for a dirt cheap Stevens Model 94 with a broken forearm. I stuck it in the hole to show the angle.