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Do Stevens shotguns have serial numbers?


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Answered 2013-02-08 00:58:41

Not until required by law in 1969.

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Not if they were manufactured prior to 1969.


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.


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.


Probably at midnight, December 31, 1968, when they were required by the Gun Control Act of 1968.


Serial numbers on long guns were not required in the US until 1968, so many manufacturers did not assign them to shotguns and small-caliber rifles.


Serial numbers were not required on long arms before Jan 1, 1969. Most manufacturers did not assign serial numbers to small caliber rifles or utility shotguns.


Your stevens model 9478 shotgun was made during the years 1978-1985.while serial numbers were on the shotguns I do not believe that serial number records were kept as to the year of production.


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.


Depends. Stevens shotguns made before the Gun Control Act of 1968 would not necessarily have serial numbers, but some do. Generally found on the side of the receiver or behind the trigger guard. Also, it can be found on the bottom of the the gun just before the break in front of the trigger guard possibly between the two screws.


Made 1961-1970. Serial numbers were not required by law on rifles and shotguns until 1968. If you gun does not have a serial number, sometime between 1961-1968. If it has a serial number, 1969-1970.


You will need to supply the serial numbers to your shotguns to get the age of your browning shotguns correctly.


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 probably does not have a serial number. Shotguns & 22s made before 1968 were mostly made without serial numbers. lcj


Serial numbers were not required on rifles and shotguns until 1968.



Serial numbers were not required before 1968. Some makers sn'd and some didn't.


You really should give us a hint- a model 287 WHAT. If by pure luck you are referring to a Stevens 287 22 rifle, it probably does not have one. Serial numbers were not required by law on rifles and shotguns until 1968.


Browning.com has sn data under customer service.


Trying to find serial numbers for a western field shotgun would prove to be very difficult.There were many makers of shotguns for the montgomery wards company.some of these include mossberg,savage,stevens,and noble.It would be best if you include the western field model number of your shotgun and then we can convert that number to the original maker of your shotgun.Then we would be able to find the makers model number.You must remeber that prior to the gun control act of 1968 weapons were not required to have serial numbers on them.


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.


You will have to find a listing of all the serial numbers from the maker for the shotguns they made and go through them.


Serial numbers were not required before 1968. If it had one, check under the forearm and breech area.



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