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Pocket Rifle No40 number on side of breach area 17688. Is there a way to narrow down the manufacture date It was made from 1896 to 1916 but that is all you know?


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September 06, 2007 5:08AM

Savage Arms now owns Stevens, but they do not have information about the guns Stevens made before they acquired the company. However, there is a private historian who has most of the old records.Send whatever information you have about the gun to:

M. John Callahan

53 Old Quarry Road

Westfield, MA 01085

In a week or two he will reply and tell you what other information he will need (photos, etc). He charges a $15 research fee.