I can't remember correctly but I thought mine had some numbers under the forearm or on the tang that the butt stock bolt goes into, which u'd have to take the butt stock off to see. If that were the case the odds are not all of the numbers would wear off anyway. I'd like to know if you have received any answers because it appears that I have the exact same gun! I lost the link to the page that gives the exact dates,but that is a rough estimation. Before the Gun Control act of 1969 I don't believe that they were required. It is usually two letters in a small circle, as I remember. Stevens shotguns made before the Gun Control Act of 1968 would not necessarily have serial numbers, but some do.
Since this model s is still being made try writing Savage Arms Westfield, Massachusetts. I've looked it over, and over. Caliber could be a determining factor, if, say, Stevens quit making the 44 in a particular caliber before 1898, that would prove that the gun was made before 1898. The 416 had a dramatically oversized bull barrel and a large wooden stock. The rest were sold to the American government to arm the , forces, , and the. In 1883 they purchased the which Joshua Stevens had helped found in 1850.
That's a good question wish I had an answer. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. There is a description of the action tensioner, the knurled barrel nut, in this book but no estimate of date of introduction is stated. I could be wrong about this, but this is my best explaination. Maybe I could use it for something. She handed it down to me when I turned 16 years old, some 44 years ago. I seem to be full of questions and I appreciate any information you guys can give me.
Stevens 522 Trap Gun In 1907, Stevens was approached by and offered the design of a pump-action, hammerless, take-down, repeating shotgun that would become the. The first was the Model 30 offered in 14 gauge but soon followed by 10, 12, 16, and 20 gauges. My grandmother loved her Stevens. . The company introduced the round and made a number of , , and target designs. Many older shotguns and some rifles and handguns are not marked. Under the barrel are the letters K M with two horizonatal arrows afterwards.
I think it may be the right one with the date codes, but the site is blocked so I can't be sure. Cartridges of the World is a good reference on this. Our Assessment: There is not much to say about these guns other then they are as much America as apple pie, Budweiser and Jack Daniels. Accustomed to Handi-Rifles, I took out the forearm screw you see on the right and gave the forearm a tug. It looked awful but was tight and well made. That's the little retainer screw in the top left insert of the photo.
We see Single Shot Top Breaks more than anything else. I bought an old shotgun sans serial number and that's how I remember it went. Their earliest product was a single shot pistol. If its not, I apologize and will try to find the correct one tonight. Since Savage used 5 letters A to E , each on 999,999 guns, they must have made about 5 million guns. The rightmost, larger hole, fits the Forend Spring Pin, the pin I bent and straightened.
I have seen Stevens 311s with no serial numbers at all. That's where I'm getting confussed. Page led the company to significant growth, such that by 1902 Stevens had 900 employees and was considered one of the top sporting firearms manufacturers in the world. Dale, I have info on the first Model 24 in 22 and. I am trying to do some work on my dad's old Savage 24. A Short Illustrated History of the Savage Arms Company 1895 to 1945.
Stevens was purchased by the Savage Arms Company on April 1, 1920 with Stevens operating as a subsidiary of Savage but in a semi-independent status until 1942. Thanks for all the input fellas it is appreciated. However it was not stamped very straight and I cannot read it. You can contact the seller by clicking on the seller's nickname. I recently found an old one in the tenite stock that is in very nice shape.