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.
How do you identify the model of an old Remington shotgun with ser # 232022
You must identify the manufacturer, model, and possibly the serial number as a start. It may get more complicated after that.hartford firs arms co. 169715
Give more info (model number) and ask again.
That is impossible to determine without knowing the manufacturer and model of the shotgun.
From your description, it could date to approximately 1860 or 2002. Are there any markings that might identify the manufacturer/model, etc?
Most likely Belgian
You have to give a manufacturer or trade name and model before the serial number will tell you anything.
If you can send a digital picture of the gun we can properly identify it. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have confirmed that the shotgun is indeed a Stevens. Can anyone give me a date of manufacturer based on the above stamping numbers? Serial number lists are not available for Stevens guns, but if you will tell me exactly how the Stevens comapny name is written on the gun, I can give you a general time-period.
@ turn of the century
No way of knowing without a serial number /model number to identify what type of .410 gauge stevens you have.
Between 1894 and 1930.
My Triumph shotgun is seventy-six years old.
You have to be 18 years old, to legally own a shotgun.
No manufacturer at the present time produces a Carolina model.
it is a Mossberg
Depends on which model/manufacturer.
can't be done without pictures/
Animo is (was) a shotgun manufacturer in Eibar Spain. Most likely your shotgun is a side by side model.
Follow manufacturer provided instructions.
1890-1930 or so