# When was the Stevens Model 311 shotgun made?

## When was the Stevens Model 311 shotgun made?

To calculate an approximate number of ‘Stevens Model 311s’ that were made from 1968 to 1988 you could do this math exercise. Since Savage used 5 letters (A to E), each on 999,999 guns, they must have made about 5 million guns.

## What’s the serial number on a Stevens 20 gauge?

have seen was on 20 gauge Stevens Model 311 Series H serial number E957971. 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. As you probably have heard, Savage/Stevens’ production

What’s the serial number on a Savage Stevens?

One collector only in double guns stopped looking for numbers on Savage/Stevens doubles after 1988 because that’s the year they shipped their last ‘Stevens Model 311′. The highest number I have seen was on 20 gauge Stevens Model 311 Series H serial number E957971.

### How many Savage and Stevens shotguns were made?

Since Savage used 5 letters (A to E), each on 999,999 guns, they must have made about 5 million guns. Perhaps 40% were doubles in the various Savage Brands and Private Brands. That makes 2 million doubles of which I estimate 80% were Stevens 311′s. And that’s not counting production before 1968.

### What is the serial number on a Savage Stevens shotgun?

If it has a serial # the best I can do is 1968 or later. Since the pictures are not back yet, I will explain to the best of my ability. The Savage/Stevens date code is a very small oval, usually on the underside of the receiver on doubles. Inside that oval is a very small number and letter. The letter is the year of manufacture.

When did the Stevens side by side shotgun come out?

A true classic American side by side and quite popular, since back then a side by side was the shotgun for the common man. The 311A was just one example of a family of double barrels that Stevens made from 1877 to 1988. It’s what is consider a “utility grade” shotgun.