J. Stevens and Company was formed in 1864 and used that name until 1886 when the name was changed to J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company. The plant was sold to New England Westinghouse in 1916 and used to produce military rifles for the US and the Soviet Union. In 1920, Savage purchased the facilities and manufactured firearms with the name J. Stevens Arms Company until about 1948. Guns produced after that date were marked with just "Stevens" until the name was discontinued by Savage in 1991. Many Stevens guns were not serialized, so they can only be "dated" to the period of production.
Savage Arms no longer answers questions about old Stevens guns.
Addition to answers: Savage marketed a reproduction of the early, and very popular, "boy's" rifles of the late 19th-early 20th century. This was known primarily as the Stevens Favorite and the new reproduction, single shot rifle came out in 1971 as the Model 71. It was also subsequently made as the Model 72 and Model 74 with some slight variations. Now it has come back again as of about 1998 as the Model 30G in .22 Long Rifle, as the Model 30GM in .22 Magnum, and in some Model number in caliber .17 HMR. Check firearms references and/or go to the Savage Arms website to see photos of them. Moe Wadle
I have a STEVENS model 66c it belonged to my dad as a kid.Under the butt plate there is a piece of paper that reads 14th birthday present.My dad was 14 in 1943 so they had to start marking them with just STEVENS before 1948.
It may not have one. Serial numbers were not required by law on rifles and shotguns until 1968.
My information shows that only 3,500 of these rifles were made from 1935-1936.
how old is trade mark stevens shotgun
Yes, Stevens made 25 Rim Fire rifles.
Stevens guns were made at the plant in Chicopee Falls, Mass. Guns made from 1864 to 1886 will be marked J. STEVENS & CO. From 1886 to 1916 they were marked J. STEVENS A & T CO or J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. No Stevens firearms were manufactured from 1916 until 1920 when Savage Arms purchased the facilities and name. From 1920 until 1942 (or '48) Savage marked guns J. STEVENS ARMS CO and after that simply STEVENS or STEVENS/SAVAGE. The Stevens name was discontinued in 1991.
Dozens of calibers from .22 up through major hunting calibers.
Like all other Stevens guns, yours was made at the plant in Chicopee Falls, Mass. Guns made from 1864 to 1886 will be marked J. STEVENS & CO. From 1886 to 1916 they were marked J. STEVENS A & T CO or J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. No Stevens firearms were manufactured from 1916 until 1920 when Savage Arms purchased the facilities and name. From 1920 until 1942 (or '48) Savage marked guns J. STEVENS ARMS CO and after that simply STEVENS or STEVENS/SAVAGE. The Stevens name was discontinued in 1991.
88,000 from 1933 to 1937.
they did at one time
J Stevens Arms Company has been making rifles since the 1890s. There are dozens of different models of Stevens bolt action .22s. If you repost with all markings on your rifle, we make be able to narrow it down a bit. sorry-
no Co. is an abbreviation for company But there are differences between: * J. Stevens and Co. * J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co. * J. Stevens Arms Co. * Stevens and * Stevens - Savage
Give me the name exactly as it is marked on the side of the gun. That will determine if it is really 120 years old because the name changed in 1886. Stevens always built solid and dependable guns, but they do not have much collector appeal except for the very early "boys' rifles" and the smoothbore versions of these rifles.
The value of a 1905 J Stevens 22 single shot rifle is between $100 and $500 depending on the condition. These rifles were commonly used for small game hunting and target practice.
The stevens model 54 crack shot rifle was made by savage/stevens from 1933-1942.There was a total production of 23,500 rifles made during that time span.
Stevens boys rifles are collectable in excellent condition, but value drops off fast with wear and tear. Excellent to mint condition specimens are rare and can bring $400 or more, but typical condition well-used guns generally sell from $150-$200. We are serious buyers on collectable Stevens rifles. www.countrygunsmith.net
@ 1900 to 1930
The Springfield name was used by Stevens from 1920 to 1948.
Breese J. Stevens was born in 1834.
Breese J. Stevens died in 1903.
Robert J. Stevens was born in 1952.
Stevens shotguns have always been well-made and dependable. Nothing flashy that attracts the collectors with big money, but they'll throw a load of shot just as far and just as straight. I'd hesitate to guess how many have been produced, but it must be several million. In addition to guns bearing the Stevens name, the company also produced many single shot and double barrel shotguns marked with trade names for Montgomery Ward, Sears Roebuck, Western Auto and other retailers. The company was founded in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, in 1865 as J. Stevens and Company. The name was changed to J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company in 1886. In 1915 the production facilities were sold to New England Westinghouse and used to produce military rifles. In 1920, the name and manufacturing plant were purchased by Savage Arms and operated as a semi-independent subsidiary with the name J. Stevens Arms Company. Beginning about 1948 their guns were marked simply Stevens or both Stevens and Savage. The Stevens name was retired in 1991, but re-introduced on updated versions of the old Stevens Favorite rifles in 1999.
Look up J. Stevens model 56
18 inch barrell 1863