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What is the value of a Model 311A double in 20 gauge 2 3-4 chamber proof tested in good condition with the letters K and L stamped on the lock stock and barrel with a C inside a circle?

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2006-06-05 10:23:51
2006-06-05 10:23:51

I HAVE THE CHANCE TO BUY THE SAME THING BUT ITS A 12GA, FOR $195 That Stevens 311A MAY have been made in 1951, depending on where that Circle C is located. In any event, the smaller gauge guns bring more than the 12ga and a 20ga Model 311A in excellent condition would easily sell for $400. A beat-up rustbucket would sell for much less, so condition is everything. sales@countrygunsmith.net

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