What does 'full gauge' mean on a J Stevens Tool Co double barrel hammer boxlock shotgun?
Are you leaving out some of the markings? If the Stevens name has the Tool Co part, it should say J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co. The "full" indicates that it has a tight choke to hold the shot in a closer pattern over a longer distance. The "gauge" should be preceded by a number (probably 12, 16, or 20) and indicates the correct size ammunition for the gun.
there is a model 311a double barrel shotgun made by Stevens/savage but have not heard of just an 11a. I have a 20ga 311a given to me by my grandpa and he said it was made in the fifties. You can go to Google and type in Stevens model 311 and will pull up information on this shotgun. Answer Remington made a model 11a but it was not a double barrel it was a semiauto.
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John - The Nitro Special name was used by J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. You didn't tell us what kind of a shotgun it is, but I suspect it is a break-open breech single shot or double barrel. It may have side-hammers, or a boxlock with rear hammers or a hammerless boxlock and the barrel(s) may be either laminated or fluid steel. All those things and the condition of the gun will affect the…
You still haven't told me what type of shotgun it is, but Newport was a Brand Name used by Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co, Chicago (1882-1962). If it is a double barrel sidelock with outside hammers, it was probably made by Crescent Arms Co, Norwich, CT. A double barrel hammerless boxlock more likely by J Stevens Arms Co, Chicopee Falls, MA. or a single shot exposed hammer by Iver Johnson, Fitchburg, MA. Regardless of the…