I believer what you have is a Springfield Model 15 .22 caliber rifle. It would be a single shot, bolt action with a one piece integral barrel and receiver. You should also have a manual cocking piece at the end of the bolt. If this is indeed what you have, they were manufactured between 1936 and 1945. There were around 225,000 of them made, many under house brand names for J.C. Penney and others.
The values below are provided from the 28th edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values. Since I don't have any information from you on condition, I have given you a range to work with. You would need to have someone who is familiar with grading to give you a good opinion of what condition your gun is in.
New in box - $200
95% condition -- $165
90% condition -- $135
80% condition -- $115
70% condition -- $95
60% condition -- $80
So roughly 65-70 years old. Nice guns...
Sometime between 1920 and 1948.
$75 in top condition. email@example.com
.22 bolt action rifle, obsolete. firstname.lastname@example.org
Springfield Arms shotguns were manufactured by the Stevens division of Savage Arms from 1920 to 1948.
Manufactured sometime between 1920 and 1948.
I have had mine since 1965.
Look on the top of the receiver with the gun disassembled. You should find it there.
Yes, I believe it was. I have a Model 53-B (single shot .22LR) and it says on the barrel 'SPRINGFIELD MODEL 53-B, Manufactured by J. Stevens Arms Co., Chicopee Falls, Mass. U.S.A.'
The Stevens/Springfield single-shots routinely bring under $100 at retail. email@example.com
Stevens used the Springfield trade name from 1920 until 1948. Utility doubles bring from $150 to $250, depending on condition.
You posted this under the Iver Johnson topic and that company made a lot of revolvers in Fitchburg, which isn't far from Chicopee Falls. The only arms maker I find in Chicopee is Stevens, but I have no records of a Stevens revolver. Are you sure it is not a tip-up pistol?
Whats it worth
Stevens/Savage used the Springfield name from about 1915 to 1947 or 48. Parts are where ever you can find them. You might try to contact Savage Arms directly or Numrich Arms (http://www.e-gunparts.com) or your local gunsmith.
savage arms company was located in chicopee falls mass. from 1946-1960.
Massachusetts Arms Company: Trade name used by J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company on firearms for Blish, Mizet and Silliman Hardware Company of Atchinson, KS. The name is also attributed to Crescent Firearms, but a single shot with a Chicopee Falls address is almost certainly a Stevens.
I too would like some information regarding a 20 gauge J. Stevens Arms Company 'Springfield' double barrel shotgun, the only other markings are 5000 on the right side plate and a circled 22 near the trigger guard.
I have a Springfield model 87a. 22 short an long rifle automatic. It was made by j. Stevens firearm co in Chicopee falls mass USA. Can I get a parts catalog for it an when was it made
Chicopee Falls, Mass USA
according to 2007 Gun Trader's Guide, they were made from 1935 to 1939. Value from $95 in good cond. to $143 NIB...Russ
I suspect you are confusing a patent date marking with a model number. What are the other markings on the gun? firstname.lastname@example.org OK. The best we can do is narrow it to the 1930's. No factory records exist. This was after the Savage takeover, and Stevens was still producing guns in the Chicopee Falls plant. They used the Springfield name as a value-brand.
Although the company dates back to 1864, the name "J Stevens Arms Co" was not used until after the company was bought by Savage Arms in 1920. In the mid 1940s, the name was shortened to "Stevens".