Stevens shotguns have always been well-made and dependable. Nothing flashy that attracts the collectors with big money, but they'll throw a load of shot just as far and just as straight. I'd hesitate to guess how many have been produced, but it must be several million. In addition to guns bearing the Stevens name, the company also produced many single shot and double barrel shotguns marked with trade names for Montgomery Ward, Sears Roebuck, Western Auto and other retailers. The company was founded in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, in 1865 as J. Stevens and Company. The name was changed to J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company in 1886. In 1915 the production facilities were sold to New England Westinghouse and used to produce military rifles. In 1920, the name and manufacturing plant were purchased by Savage Arms and operated as a semi-independent subsidiary with the name J. Stevens Arms Company. Beginning about 1948 their guns were marked simply Stevens or both Stevens and Savage. The Stevens name was retired in 1991, but re-introduced on updated versions of the old Stevens Favorite rifles in 1999.
Stevens made 41 different models of shotguns before 1930.Are you looking for a specific model of stevens shotgun?
About 1886, if the marking is J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co.
J. Stevens Arms Company
Both Crescent and J Stevens made shotguns under that name at @ the turn of the century and a few decades either way.
Riverside shotguns were made by Stevens. I'm not sure when they started and stopped using this name, but the Riverside hammergun should be the Model 215 which was produced from 1913-1932.
1926 to 1945.
When was J J Weston Shotguns made
The model 124 was manufactured from 1950 through 1956.
Most Stevens shotguns have a model number on the right side of the receiver (5000, 5100, 3xx, 2xx). If the company name is marked "J. Stevens Arms Co", it was made after 1920 when Stevens became a division of Savage. Sometime in the 1940's the "J" was dropped. Riverside shotguns were made by Stevens. I'm not sure when they started and stopped using this name, but a Riverside hammergun should be the Model 215 which was produced from 1913-1932. The Model 215 hammergun was sold as the Springfield-Stevens from 1930-1932. On the left side of the receiver is: Springfield manufactured by J.S. Stevens Arms Company Chicopee Falls, Mass. USA Pat. Feb. 10-1914
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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".
George Worthington was a hardware store in Cleveland, Ohio, from about 1890 to 1935. Single barrel shotguns were marked with his name by Crescent Arms Co and double barrel shotguns by J. Stevens Arms Co.
no Co. is an abbreviation for company But there are differences between: * J. Stevens and Co. * J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co. * J. Stevens Arms Co. * Stevens and * Stevens - Savage
By listing your serial number,and the model number with the caliber your shotguns was chambered in.please include this in your question.
The Stevens/Savage M720 was produced from 1930-49 in various versions. M726-1931-49,M740C-1936-49. They also made an aluminum framed model(M745) from 1940-49.
Yes, they were made.
Manufactured between 1886 and 1916. Retail value $50-$75 unless in like-new condition.
It may not have one. Serial numbers were not required by law on rifles and shotguns until 1968.
The original Savage?Stevens model 311 shotguns were made from 1926-1945.The more recent made Stevens model 311 shotguns were discontinued in the year 1989.
The savage/stevens model 94 shotgun was made from 1926-1945.There was a total production of 934,000 shotguns made during this time frame.
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They started making .410s about as soon as the .410 shell was created- around 1900- and still continue.