Depends on what your shotgun is. If you have one of the older hammered shotguns (exposed hammer), you can decock them the same way you would any other firearm with an exposed hammer - you gently lower the hammer with your thumb. If you have a shotgun which doesn't have an exposed hammer, your only feasible way of going about this is to empty the magazine, be especially certain to ensure that the chamber is empty, and pull the trigger.
I'm guessing it is a single shot break open shotgun with an exposed hammer. Made sometime after 1900 and worth $50-$100 depending on condition.
What isthe value of a Stevens double barrel hammer type 12 gauge shotgun Model 235 and when was it made?
nitro hunter shotgun single barrel with exposed hammer stamped belknap hdwre and mfg serial 5516
I would have to do some searching to verify this, but I don't believe Stevens ever made a shotgun using percussion caps.
The Marlin model 24 shotgun was produced by Marlin from 1908-1915.
If your pump 12 ga. has an exposed hammer, it's most likely a model 1898, as all later models of exposed hammer Marlin shotguns had the model marked on the upper tang behind the trigger. If it is not an exposed hammer, then the model designation is on the bottom, where the receiver meets the mag tube.
Model 49, 3000 made form 1925 to 1928 only
Riverside was manufactured by Stevens, so if you can identify the equivalent Stevens model, you should be able to find hammers at http://www.e-gunparts.com/ Or if you still have one hammer (or a broken one) you can take it to a local gunshow and dig through bins of miscellaneous parts looking for a match.
Stevens used the Riverside name from about 1920-1945. It was a brand name used by Stevens for Montgomery Wards and other retailers. They still made some exposed hammer guns at least until 1940.
You would first need to provide all of the markings found on the gun.
It has a visible hammer (or two).
Your Stevens model 235 was made between the years 1912-1916.This is when the Name Stevens arms and tool Co was changed to Stevens arms Co.The model 235 was made from 1912-1935.So the years listed fit into both the name and manufacturing time frame that your shotgun was produced.I hope that you find this informative.
Check Numrich Gun Parts Corp. website www.e-gunparts.com
Manufactured sometime between 1920 and 1948.
A real nice one can fetch around 500-600 and a working but not so good 400-500.
Marlin Model 49 Exposed Hammer Pump Shotgun, 3000 made 1925-1928 for stock purchasers only, 12 gauge 2 3/4" with 30" barrel, 4 round magazine
if it is the 1878 hammer shotgun made about 1886
This shotgun was made in the late 1800's... roughly 1875. I currently am in the process of restoring one from my great grandfather.
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J Stevens company was founded in 1864 and then bought by Savage in 1920. Therefore, if the gun is not marked Savage any where, it was made any where from 1864-1920.
in good shape they sell for about$300 to $500,open hammer pump shotgun
Go to Google, select IMAGES from the toolbar, and for search term enter Iver Johnson double hammer shotgun.
Best lef to a gunsmith