Stevens 940 shotguns have a letter after model number is a way to date this gun?
i have a model 940 E 410 shotgun how old is it and what is it worth
My dad and I bought a Stevens Mod. 940 single shot 16 gauge at a hardware store in 1950. model # 940
Do not get any ideas
Blue Book of Gun Values might help
Your shotgun is likely a Stevens Model 940, made by them for Sears. This was made from 1961-1970. Value is about $100-$125, depending on condition. Depsite relatively low price, these were good "utility" grade shotguns.
Are you sure it's a 940 and not 94-C? According to the Blue Book, Model 94's were made from 1926 to 1945. If you really need to know more exactly when it was made, you can get the Stevens historian's address from the Savage Arms website and send him $15.
Try here: http://www.e-gunparts.com/productschem.asp?chrMasterModel=089Zz940 They have a parts breakdown of the model 940, and keep some of the parts in stock. I have one of these Savage Stevens model 940 .410 shotguns also. Good luck on yours!
You might find one at a gun shop, gun show or at e-gunparts.com
The JC Higgins 101.40 is a version of the Savage/Stevens 940/947 series. Should be a single-shot shotgun. Made probably in the 1960's, value definitely tops out at $100. email@example.com
I purchased one new in 1960 or 61
I just paid 100.00 for the same gun from a gun store in philly. I was told that I was given a good price. I just paid $90 for a Stevens single shot 20 ga in Hartford