Not until required by law in 1969.
Most likely isn't one these shotguns were over 50 years old and were made before there was a requirement for background checks/ serial numbers.
These shotguns were made by savage/stevens between the years 1986-1989.There was no accurate records kept of the serial numbers as to year of production.
STEVENS AND SAVAGE DID NOT PUT NUMBERS ON THE SHOTGUNS AND OVER AND UNDERS IN THE MID 4OTS UNTILL 1954. THE GUN IS WORTH ABOUT 250.00 TO 350.00
It may not have one. Rifles and shotguns made prior to 1968 were not required to have serial numbers.
Between 1933 - 1942. Serial numbers were not required by law on shotguns and rifles until 1968.
The serial number range for the Stevens model 520-30 military shotguns is from 30,000-70,000.As to the year of manufacture you will probably have to contact Savage/Stevens directly.
Ranger shotguns were made by the Stevens Savage company. These shotguns generally bring a price of $300 to $400 in good shape.
It may not have one. Serial numbers were not required by law on rifles and shotguns until 1968.
These shotguns were made from 1926-1945.Stevens did not keep records as to the year of production by serial numbers.
The Stevens model 9478 was made from 1978-1985.for a exact year of production,you will need to contact Savage Arms Company who made the Stevens line of shotguns.