If it is a typical Stevens double or single barrel there should be a metal lever towards the back of the stock slide it left or right and tilt the barrel down.
Gun has TLL 409 on right side of reciever. No markings just SN
The model number should be on the right side.
eBay has them occasionally, as does gunbroker.com and gunsamerica.com. There is a seller on eBay that has one right now, (as of 4/5/13). Seller id is militariamason. Good luck!
front trigger fires right barrel. back trigger fires left. boone
Most all shotguns are loaded by "breaking the barrel(s) open, particularly double barrels. Do you mean "Nylon" or possibly teonite. Stevens put a teonite stock on model 5100's (I know, I purchased one in July, 1947 in Beaumont, Texas) right after the war was over. .
i have a Stevens like the one you speak of.....here is what mine is stamped....hope it helps.....top, patented august 12 1913 right side of receiver trade mark Stevens reg us pat off & fgn Stevens arms company chicopee falls mass. usa left side stamped nitro special.........
At what distance??
That's a Stevens gun manufactured in the 1930s. A fully functional 12 gauge double is worth $150-$250, depending on condition.
There is one for each barrel. The back one is for the left hand barrel and the front is for the right hand barrel.
yes, I have a 311a double barrel 20ga and the left barrel is a full choke and the right barrel is modified. I also have a Springfield 511 double barrel and the chokes are the same on it. If you look at the end of the barrel you can tell one of them is slightly smaller and that is your full choke, that would be the left barrel and the right barrel is modified. I hope that helps. Of course, if they are improved and open there will also be a difference in the measurements. Just take it to a gunsmith and ask him to check. If he has the gauges, it will take him less than a minute and he probably won't even charge you for it.
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.