What is the age of a 16 gauge Western Field Model SB 530 double barrel single trigger and who manufactured them?
I have one that was given to me when I was born. My birth was in
July of 1952. The man who gave me the gun was a friend of my
fathers. He bought the the gun at Wards in early 1952. I would like
to know who the Manufacturer was.All my research indicates that the
entire SB series of guns were made by Savage/stevens for the
Montgomery wards Company.This will range from the SB033-SB712.I
would say that you have a stevens model 530A side by side
shotgun,These were made in 12,16,20 or 410 gauge.these had 2 3/4in
chambers,boxlock action simular to the model 311 SxS.28inch barrels
with a full and modified choked barrels.The model 530 was made from
1936-1942.There were 8,000 made during this time span.