What would a Springfield double barrel shotgun manufactured pre 1950 be worth?

I also own springfield however it is a 5100. Now does savage, Stevens, or springfield make this sxs it is a little confusing, because there seems to be a few mft dates 1915 and post ww11 1950? help

Answer

There are several different models of Springfield doubles, but they are all pretty much the same guns. Any utility double barrel in working condition is worth $150-$250. Less if it is a basket case and more if it is truly like new or 20 gauge or smaller. There is currently a Springfield Inc. and of course there was the US Springfield Armory, but neither of these had anything to do with Springfield shotguns. It was a trade name used first by Crescent probably as early as 1910. Stevens was bought by Savage in the 1920's and continued to make the Stevens tradenames as a semi-independent subsidiary. In the early 30's the Stevens division of Savage bought Crescent and several other small manufacturers and began making most of the Crescent trade names, too. The Springfield name was discontinued in 1948.