Powered by phpBB and NoseBleed v1. Posted: Thu Jan 26, pm. Both of these guns have been described as utilitarian, clubby, heavy. I am somewhat intrigued by these American made guns marketed when times were tough and functionality took presidence over form and shape.
Is one thought to be any better than the other and is there anyone who enjoys shooting them still? I've never seen either one but the 24 looks like it is lighter but wider due to its unique design.
Back to top. Posted: Fri Jan 27, am. I picked up a 12 ga. Here in the Adirondacks that's kind of important. Funny thing is I found that at feet it will but all 18 OO pellets is a 18 inch circle. Pretty handy for cut 18 inch barrels. Not something I hunt with but as a pest eliminator using 4 of 4 buck it just dandy and stout as heck. New to reloading shot shells and looking for info and advice. Stevens predecessor to the for a while. I didn't keep it, mainly because the stock was cracked behind the tang seems common in these guns and it did not feel much like a The 12's in both these guns seem pretty clunky IMO; in the smaller gauges they're not bad.
I've never owned a 24 but passed on a 16 years ago and have always sort of regretted it, in spite of many folks' unfavorable opinion of them. Stevens 's Researcher says they're actually Model 's in 16ga and 20ga were my first double guns; I still have them and they've been good to me. Not the sveltest things around, but at a hair under 7lbs on the 16 and a bit less on the 20 can't find my records right now not too bad.
Don't know about the 24's, but with the Stevens stuff older is better; the late ones with the hardwood and forearms like a 2x4 are not worth hauling home. Just my opinion of course. Stevens 16ga Stevens 20ga. Joined: 07 Apr Posts: Location: northwewst Wyoming. The pic below is of my wife 16 Ga. Model and as you can see this old gun is in great condition. On occasion I have used it when training dogs with pigeons and I was surprised as to how well it handled.
That said, I would not trade my 2 Aya for a Posted: Fri Jan 27, pm. It is a shooter, both barrels shoot where I point it. It is not a handsome gun, for sure - but it handles surprisingly well. I keep it in the opposite side of the safe, away from my Win Roadkill wrote:. I have two 16ga. One 26 and on 28 inch barrels.
They are rainy day guns for me. I'd rather carry my Uggie, but either will get the job done.Forums Recent Posts New posts. What's new New posts Latest activity.
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Stevens Model A. Thread starter gm42 Start date Jul 16, Are they common and are they well built? I just got one from my dad. Thanks, Geoff. GreyOne Elder Lifetime Supporter.
They are great hunting guns, and very reliable. They are not pretty and graceful like more expensive double barrel guns, but they were one of the most common farm guns for a generation or more.
Shoot us some pictures, and tells what guage, barrel length, choke markings, etc. DancesWithaTrout Guest. I have a couple a Stevens shotguns, 20ga and.
Parts are avail when needed from this source. The most common thing to go wrong are the firing pins being mushroomed out and the entire action being stiff from the type of grease used when made, it hardens out over time. Just re-lube with a good spray oil into the action after the soak and dry. If you are buying a used one Wrist area of the stock for cracks and hairline cracks. You will find many of them with repaired cracks using pins and epoxy.
Shotgun Q&A: Stevens ‘Letter Prefix’ Serial Numbers
Mid barrel bulges. There will be slight swells about mid-length on the barrels from people using Buck, Slugs and alternate shot like bismuth, alloys etc These bulges are easy to repair, but should detract a lot of cash on a sale.
The firing pins, extractors and ejectors are easily worn on these shotguns, also easy to detect with fired cases marked with a permanent marker.
Load the shells, fire both barrels in a safe direction, open and extract Flared barrel muzzles. Often hunters and amateur gunsmiths will flare the muzzles in hopes of averting cracked muzzles and choke points when they use alloy or slugs.
Easy fix for most gunssmiths. Hope this helps, please contact me if you have need for more information on these shotguns. Last edited by a moderator: Jul 17, Ahnkochee Bushmaster.I am looking for a 16 ga. I don't know when your question was posted, but if you still have the gun. I have a Sears Roebuck 16ga. You can get me at lukemack59 Yahoo. The value of Stevens model b shotgun is about anywhere from to dollars depending on the shape of the gun.
All my records indicate that stevens did not make a model shotgun. If your stevens shotgun is marked U under the receiver,this would be a serial number,not a model number. I would need to know the model of the shotgun in question,along with the serial number to give you the correct answer to your question. The Western Field model 30 shotgun is a Stevens model shotgun that was made for Montgomery Wards.
The value of a Stevens model slide action shotgun is between dollars on today,s market. The stevens model 94 began production in The model 94C was made from the ,s on and Stevens were still producing them well into the ,s. I will assume that yours was produced some time in the ,s. The value of a Stevens 22 Model 58 shotgun depends on its condition. In mint condition, this shotgun is valued at about US dollars. Was produced between the years That is as close as I can get.
AnswerNeed more information, such as model number and condition. Stevens made several types of. A Savage Stevens model 94 shotgun was made from ,there weremade during this time frame. If we are talking about a stevens model 77 shotgun? Then these were made by stevens between The Stevens model was discontinued in the year The Stevens model shotgun was made from Depends on model and when it was made.
I have a Stevens C that has no SN on it. Asked By Curt Eichmann. Asked By Leland Grant. Asked By Veronica Wilkinson.
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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. Do you know the significance of this C letter prefix?
Can I determine the date of manufacture from this letter? Do letter prefixes occur on other versions of the Stevens ? I have seen Stevens s with no serial numbers at all. Can you tell me what the letter prefixes mean? Does it give me a clue to the correct Model designation? I am confused. For now I can tell you, sticking to doubles only, that:. Letter prefixes crept in on the serial numbers used on both hammer and hammerless doubles from to They always signified a change in mechanical design or manufacturing process which resulted in an interesting variant.
This was a date code which you will find illustrated in the Savage-Stevens-Fox pages of your Standard Catalog of Firearms. The six digit always numbers, stamped only on the left side of the frame, not on the barrels or fore end or on the wood, are preceded by capital letters from A to E.
The letters do not correlate to production years. Beginning about 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.
Yours is one of these. The Savage branded imported doubles, over and unders or side by sides, are numbered differently. Each model is numbered in the range created by its manufacturer.
Since Savage used 5 letters A to Eeach onguns, they must have made about 5 million guns. And that's not counting production before There must be at least 4 million Stevens Model s, in one form or another, out there! Log in to leave a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Sign in Join. Sign in. Log into your account. Sign up. Password recovery. Or Click the Logo to Login with:. Forgot your password? Get help.I also have a Stevens A Double Barrell, doubled triggered 12 gauge shotgun made by Savage Arms in very good condition and do not know the age or the value.
My gun has a ribbed barrel, but the stock is not walnut. I think that was a good deal. I have a 20ga a given to me by my grandpa and he said it was made in the fifties. You can go to Google and type in Stevens model and will pull up information on this shotgun. AnswerRemington made a model 11a but it was not a double barrel it was a semiauto. The Stevens model was discontinued in the year Roughly the same as the base Stevens A.
Savage Arms and J Stevens made the J.
Higgins sears robuck and company shotgun. If you look on on the right side of it should say Stevens model whatever model it has here like mine says Stevens model A. Sometime between and They were made Used to be called Springfield till Try Numrich Gun Parts www. The original Savage? Stevens model shotguns were made from The more recent made Stevens model shotguns were discontinued in the year Just bought one from ffl at gun show last week.
Weapon is in excellent condition. Looks like it was hardly shot. He asked but took Somewhere between - That's all i know so far, but there is a good chance it is actually built by Stevens, model a. I'd bet that is A instead of Asked By Curt Eichmann. Asked By Leland Grant. Asked By Veronica Wilkinson.
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The Savage company reserved their name to a more deluxe double, a dressed up version of the standard model Stevens and named it the Savage Fox model B. Listed below is history of the two companieswhich will help explain this article. The company introduced the. By they were advertising themselves as "the largest producers of sporting arms in the world".
That plant was torn down in n and the Stevens production was moved into other Savage facilities. Savage dropped the Stevens name in but revived it in and still uses it today for a number of its low cost rifles and shotguns.
This merger made Savage the largest producer of arms in the United States at the time. Within 20 years they were producing rifles, handguns, and ammunition. Savage was one of six companies to participate in the United States Army trials for a.
Savage marketed a series of. Lame Deer offered to allow Savage to use his image as its logo in exchange for discounted rifles and an annual fee. As ofSavage Arms was still paying the annual fee. The notes were due in In Savage acquired the A.
Norwich, Connecticut The company made good quality inexpensive single and double-barrel shotguns at its Norwich works, beginning about It was merged with Davis-Warner Arms Corp. Crescent Arms was bought by Savage Arms Corp. In the operation was moved to the Stevens plant at Springfield, Mass. Savage also sold these guns to mail order houses like Sears and Montgomery Wards which used their own model number.
Springfield name was normally used on the lower priced, store brand models if that store did not have it's own trade name, or the order was small enough to not bother with a trade model. When S avage made any significant change in a firearm, they added a series letter behind the model. This was some good information that I found from Gun Digest pertaining to serial numbers :.