Is the J Stevens 410 pistol well made?
The Stevens pistol is written as ” not well made” Iver Johnson, Crescent and H&R also made shotgun pistols during the same time period. Click to expand… However, H&R made a “Handy Gun” .410 pistol with a foreend.
Where are the serial numbers on a Stevens shotgun?
Other Stevens-made doubles I own have ‘plain’ serial numbers, none over five digits, on the frame, barrels and fore end. 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?
Where is j.stevens arms and Tool Company?
STEVENS ARMS CO., J. Location: Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts. In 1864, this firm began doing business as J. Stevens & Company. In 1888, it was incorporated as J. Stevens Arms & Tool Company. It operated as such until 1920, when it was taken over by Savage Arms Company. It has operated as an independent division in this organization since.
When did Savage Stevens change the serial number?
From 1948 to 1968 the letter symbols under the frame were changed to a ‘Capital letter with a one or two digit number’ in a 1/4″ circle. This was a date code which you will find illustrated in the Savage-Stevens-Fox pages of your Standard Catalog of Firearms. 5.
What kind of shotgun did the Stevens Company make?
Between 1900 and 1916, Stevens produced 26 single-barreled shotgun models, eight exposed hammer double-barreled models, and seven hammerless double-barreled models including a sidelock design, the Model 250, as well as a.410 bore bolt-action shotgun with three-shot detachable magazine. Stevens 522 Trap Gun
When was Stevens Arms bought by Savage Arms?
The company introduced the .22 Long Rifle round and made a number of rifle, shotgun, and target pistol designs. By 1902, they were advertising themselves as “the largest producers of sporting arms in the world”. They were purchased by New England Westinghouse on May 28, 1915, and again by Savage Arms on April 1, 1920.
Are there any numbers on a J Stevens shotgun?
*** There are NO other numbers, letters, or manufactured markings ANYWHERE on the gun, with the exception of the butt-plate, which has the capital letter “S” STEVENS logo. If you want pictures, please just ask, and I will respond quickly. Thanks!!! Welcome to the forum.
How much does a Stevens Arms gun cost?
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When did Savage Arms take over Stevens Arms?
STEVENS ARMS CO., J. All Models :: Gun Values by Gun Digest In 1864, this firm began doing business as J. Stevens & Company. In 1888, it was incorporated as J. Stevens Arms & Tool Company. It operated as such until 1920, when it was taken over by Savage Arms Company. It has operated as an independent division in this organization since.