That G is the indicator of year of manufacture. A stands for 1949, so yours was made in 1955.
I have a 12 guage side by side that reads on the left of the receiver: J Stevens Arms Company. next line. Chicopee Falls, Mass.U.S.A. ... above it --SPRINGFIELD-- It has double triggers. It has on the bottom of the barrel locking lug a stamped 7 and a faint circle with an S in it. I have determined it was made 7/1967 based on an A being 1949. The receiver is charcoal case colored. the barrels say SELECTED FORGED STEEL and the other side says PROOF TESTED 12 GUAGE. It is a neat old piece i received with the barrels a bit rusted, but rescued in a rust dissolver bath(auto industry) and have since sanded and painted flat black. I added white out to the front bead, cleaned up the inside if the barrels and gonna use it as my field gun for pheasant this fall. I hope this helped.
A key determinant is how the company name is marked (Stevens, J. Stevens Arms, J. Stevens Arms and Tool, J. Stevens Arms Co). Then you can date its manufacture +/- 20 years. Looking at the barrels should tell you if it is damascus. You should be able to find pictures of damascus and other laminated barrels on the internet.Most Stevens doubles will also have a patent date marked on the right side of the receiver. This will give you a "no earlier than" date for its manufacture.According to the 5th Edition of Standard Catalog of Firearms (Krause Publications), p. 677 "Collectors will find a date code stamped on every double-barrel shotgun in the Stevens brands produced between March 1949 and December 1968. Usually, it is behind the hinge pin or ahead of the triggerguard on the bottom of the frame. It will appear as a small circle containing a number and letter. The letters cofrrespond to the years shown in the following table. Significance of the numbers is not known [examples are provided: A=1949; B=1950; C=195l, etc.]." I determined that my Stevens 311D is a "circle G," or, made in 1955.More Information NeededThis can only be answered by knowing exactly how the company name is marked (Stevens, J. Stevens Arms, J. Stevens Arms and Tool, J. Stevens Arms Co). Then you can date its manufacture +/- 20 years. Ask a new question with these details for your firearm.I have a JStevens Arms.Co. Singleshot 410 made in Chicope,Mass it is a Springfield with a Prove Selected forged barrel any Ideas as to its date there is also a circle with a 21 engraved in it
The Stevens date code usually appears on the bottom of the frame behind the hinge pin. I dont believe the marks you have on the water table are the date codes. The Z was not used, the (A) is 1949 and the (I) is 1957, but these usually have numbers in the circle with them. firstname.lastname@example.org
1164 Morning Glory Circle
its 1164 morning glory circle, westport
Morning Glory Circle (can't remember the number) 1164 Morning Glory Circle
Are you sure there isn't a model number on the right side of the receiver, 5000, 311, 215? There are no serialation lists for Stevens Arms, but with a model number it can usually be narrowed down to a couple of decades. Without one, I can only say it was between 1920 and 1948.
No known published sn data
The stevens model 82 was made by stevens between 1936-1937.there was a total production of 35,500 guns made during that time span.
Made between 1920 and 1948. There may be a letter and a number in a small circle on the bottom of the receiver, between the trigger guard and hinge, that will tell the exact year, but this is often worn off. It should be worth $200-$250. A replaced stock shouldn't hurt its value as a shooter.
Circle graphs are also called pie graphs or pie charts because of the obvious round shape. Circle graphs show percentages by the percent-matching division in the circle. The division of this chart is similar to the cutting of a pie, again, going back to the factor of a pie chart/graph.
What OTHER markings are on the gun? email@example.com
your savage Stevens model 52a was made between 1933-1937 in the amount of 88,000 guns.
Whats it worth
You can get an approximate date from the way the company name is marked on the gun. * J. Stevens and Company = 1864 to 1886. * J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co = 1886 to 1916. * J. Stevens Arms Co = 1920 to about 1948. * Stevens (or Savage/Stevens) = about 1948 to 1991 or after 1999. * No Stevens guns were made 1917-1919 or 1992-98. Also, any double barrel shotgun with the Stevens brands made from 1949 to 1968 is marked with a number and letter in a small circle on the bottom of the frame. A thru N = 1949 thru 1962, P = 1963, R thru V = 1964 thru 1968. If you need more information, you can contact Savage Arms on the web (savagearms.com I think) for information about newer guns. The Stevens historian will research any older gun in the Stevens factory records for $15. The address is: Mr. John Callahan, 53 Old Quarry Road, Westfield, MA 01085.
You can buy it at Giant Eagle in Bolivia. For the very low price of $9.99. Cha-Ching
The Stevens Model 520 pump shotgun was manufactured in Chicopee Mass from 1912-1932. They were Quite often refered to as a trench gun. They had different options on them and one was the barrel. It came in 26,28,30 and 32 inch barrels.Some were made for and sold by Montgomery Wards at one time.Most of Stevens Models were made for other sellers at one time or another. Value in average condoition is 150.00- 250.00.
I think probaly Stevens made them in the 1920s or 1930s to compete with other brands like the nitro hunter made by cresant arms
The 5100 designation was used from 1931 to 1941.
Needs to be examined by a gunsmith.
The Model 52A was made until 1937, so production of the 52B should have followed that. Both J. Stevens and Springfield were owned by Savage- you might check with their customer service department.
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