Monica Cantrell, 33 years old
This is a discussion on Stevens shotgun dating? I have a single shot. Stevens stevens shotgun dating dating? User Name Remember Me? Does anyone know a way to date a Stevens firearm? It says J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co. On one side and Trademark Stevens on the other.
I have just bought a Stevens Model double for my collection. This one has stevens shotgun dating 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?
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Posted: Tue Mar 31, am. Does anyone know where I can look to find out the date of manufacture of my Stevens ? Posted: Tue Mar 31, pm. If it has a serial the best I can do is or later. Since the pictures are not back yet, I will explain to the best of my ability. Inside that oval is a very small number and letter. The letter is the year of manufacture. All the other marks you see are there to make sure pieces stevens shotgun dating may have been separated inside the factory find each other again.
There is no model number listed anywhere on the receiver so I am not sure that the gun is even a Model It does not have a squared off fore end as I have seen in pictures of the There is even a block of numbers missing completely. Some of this can be traced to a couple of things. Savage changed stevens shotgun dating several times over the years. The fact that your gun has a serial number dats it to post This Model was also stamped with tradenames used by Sears,Montgomery Wards. Western Auto etc with serial numbers used in no particular fashion. Sorry, I mentioned the company stamping format but failed to post it. Stevens Arms Co.
A key determinant is how the company name is marked Stevens, J. Stevens Arms, J. Stevens Arms and Tool, J. Stevens Arms Co. Looking at the barrels should tell you if it is damascus. You should be able to find pictures of damascus and other laminated barrels on the internet. Most Stevens doubles will also have a patent date marked on the right side of the receiver. This will give you a "no earlier than" date for its manufacture.