My best guess is that a gun would be equally comfortable (or uncomfortable) for either left or right handed shooters if it does NOT have a castoff. Most utility guns like Stevens, and many more expensive guns, will have a fairly straight centerline. Serious competition shooters will have stocks cast to fit their own style.
The value of a Stevens 12 ga. double barrel shotgun ranges from $100 to $500 depending on its condition. These shotguns were often used for hunting and personal protection.
I just purchased a Stevens Model 311D 20gauge shotgun on 4/17/2008. It is in very good used condition. I paid $375.00. I believe I got a very good deal.
Used bout 80$
I can say that your shotgun being marked with J Stevens Arms and Tool Co.indicates that it was made from 1886-1916.That marking was only used during these years of production.
The letter A after the number 530 has no significant meaning at all.It was just used to help identify this double barrel model shotgun that was made by Stevens.
I would say it's around 75-65 used.
Stevens/Savage used the Riverside name from about 1920 to 1945.
50-200 USD. Trade name used by J Stevens on their Model 311
410 shells only and only what the barrel is marked for.
Springfield was a trade name used by J Stevens Arms Co. The name was used by Savage after they bought Stevens in 1920 but it was discontinued in 1948.
Can't give you an exact date, but Stevens used the Riverside name from about 1920-1945 according to my notes.
Try Numrich or Bob's Gun Parts. They are both on the web.
Between 130-230 dollars on today,s market.
The name with "Tool Co" at the end was only used from 1887 - 1916.
Yes! Cuz usually for left handers , the right part of the brain is used. And the right part of the brain is mostly sharpest one. So yea , they're sharp as well as lucky! Source : Im a leftie !!
== == I bought mine used when I was in highschool in about 1981. I can't verify this but I seem to remember that the proprietor of the store said it was a "1967 Savage."
These range in price from 130-200 dollars,depending on overall condition.
I'm interested in the same info. I have a 12 guage that only says Long Tom and August 12, 1913. I don't see the "J Stevens" anywhere. Where do you find that? This was my Father's gun that he bought used around 1935. That's all I know about it.
Remington used to produce left handed versions of their Wingmaster. Check their website for models currently in production.
I originally received mine at age 8 in 1963 and it was used at that time but still works great.
Commonly, people are right handed. Right-handers tend to find it easier to strike the spacebar with their thumb (If choosing between the left and right thumbs). Although in traditional typing rules, using either thumb is OK.
you dads shotgun
Much will depend on the condition of the item and what platform will be used to sell it. There is a listed price online for the item of roughly $160.
Valient was a trade name used by the Spear and Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on firearms they retailed. The patent date identifies yours as a product of J. Stevens Arms.
Take it to a qualified gunsmith to find out for sure. Sounds like it could be a problem with an extractor or spring.