They were made in .410 bore, 20, 16, 12 gauge, and may have had 32 and 28 gauge options, though they are rare if they exist.
It should say on the barrel what gauge and choke it is.
Model 940a pore shape what is it worth
About 20 years old
$17 in good condition
It probably doesn't have one. Serialization of long arms was not required before 1968 and few manufacturers of utility-grade shotguns used them.
I have owned a 12 GA 940A for 35 years, and it WAS in pristeen shape. Just this year I shot a coupple slugs through it. I will never do that again! The barrel was slightly scored, and it opened at the break point, each time! I did minor dammage to the gun, and Im lucky I didnt get hurt.
I don't know the value but my grandfather was born in 1888 & left one for my dad. He said his best friend gave it to him when his son shot himselft with it. I'm guessing early 1900's. The value in mine is purely sentimental.
I suspect here may be a difference in the sights or stock, but the internals should be interchangeable. You should be able to get a definative answer from either Savage Arms or Numrich Gunparts at the related links posted on this page. *I checked Numrich and the stock numbers for model 94 parts are not similar to those of the 940. The only part listed for the 940A is the stock, so perhaps the other parts can all come from the 940. If you call to place an order, I'm sure they'll help you decide.
50-160 USD; 60's give or take
Nowhere in the US unless you are dealing with someone in the back alleys. Any smoothbore using fixed ammunition with a barrel less than 18 inches or an overall length of 26 inches is illegal to possess unless it was originally manufactured in that configuration AND registered with the BATF in 1934 or 1968. It is also illegal to manufacture such a weapon without a permit from the BATF.
My grand father pass a way left me a 12 gauge shot gun and i wanted know more about it there is letters on barrel they zy27 can you tell me what year it is what price it would be now
pull forearm off. open barrel and remove. drift 2 trigger assembly pins out. pull trigger ass. down and out. now drift the barrel catch pin and the lever and catch can be removed.
The value of a 940A 410 gauge gun with a bird dog engraved on a side depends on its condition. This gun in excellent condition is valued between 100.00 and 150.00 as of 2014.
This is the canned answer to the general question "how much is my gun worth". There is no way that this can be determined via a description of the firearm because condition of the item is critical to its value. In addition, whether the gun is considered to be modern or antique will significantly affect not only its value but its saleability in some jurisdictions. The steps necessary to assess a firearm are to first Clearly identify the manufacturer and model of the firearm along with serial number and significant features. Many people choose to not report the full serial number but instead disguise the least significant digits i.e. 1234XX. Features such as finish, barrel length, custom engraving or carving, and stock material may be significant. It may be useful to consult some of the books on gun values such as "The Official Gun Digest Book if Guns & Prices", the "Official Price Guide to Antique and Modern Firearms", the "Standard Catalog of Firearms", or "Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms". All of these resources can provide information for identifying the firearm. The grading systems used to assign values are usually similar between the books although there can be differences. Once the firearm has been identified and condition determined, the "fair market value" can be assessed by consulting the internet market. AuctionArms.com and GunTrader.com can both provide input as to a gun's present market value. If gun shops and/or gun shows are available in your area, taking your gun in for professional inspection can be informative. Look for businesses or individuals who specialize or deal in that type of gun (take a Luger to a Luger collector rather than a shotgun collector). Remember that these people are in the business and will be looking for a "good deal" if one presents itself. Guns, like everything else, usually aren't worth as much as we would like but they can have appreciable value. Good luck. Bock442