That patent date identifies a Stevens single shot.
If patented in 1913 the shotgun is most likely was made before 1920. There is not really any way to get an accurate date without knowing more about the gun.
i don't know this answer but i have a this exact shotgun that was patented on this exact date that was given to me from my grandpa
If you have a single shot shotgun,then it is worth 50 dollars,if you have a double barrel shotgun then the value could be up to 400.00 dollars,depending on the overall condition and the bores are in good shape.
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.
It would have been made by Stevens/Savage between 1920 and 1948. Might be worth $75 on a good day.
i have a Stevens like the one you speak of.....here is what mine is stamped....hope it helps.....top, patented august 12 1913 right side of receiver trade mark Stevens reg us pat off & fgn Stevens arms company chicopee falls mass. usa left side stamped nitro special.........
my serial#i s 612fb
The Shotgun Man and the Stage Driver - 1913 was released on: USA: 9 April 1913
50-100 USD. HSB was a distributor for private label firearms made by many makers.