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When was a Springfield 20 gauge side-by-side shotgun that reads Springfield Arms Company Chicopee Falls Massachusetts and also Pat April 20 1915 on the left side of the receiver?


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2006-05-27 03:48:48
2006-05-27 03:48:48

This 'Springfield' was a house brand of Stevens, and should not be confused with Springfield Armory which produced firearms for the US Military, nor the current private company 'Springfield Armory USA' which produces the M1A rifle. Your gun is one of the many variants produced under the Stevens name beween 1915 and 1940. Value of the 20ga is somewhat higher than the more common 12ga, and if in excellent original condition can approach $400-$500.

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Not much beyond what is stamped on the gun. Manufactured 1931-1941 by the Stevens division of Savage Arms in Chicopee, Mass.

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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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It can be difficult, since they were not marked on the early singles. Would have to know how the barrel is constructed, type of action, receiver profile, etc.

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I have one. Case hardened receiver, solid rib. Interestingly, in looking a the single trigger, there is a slot next to it (underside of receiver)which contains a piece of metal which does not protrude below the receiver. It's as if it was a double trigger converted to single trigger. I have no idea. It was made before 1948. I use it to this day, got four chuckars just yesterday. It just puzzles me. The side of the receiver says Stevens and next to it "model 5000" and it has an engraving of a pointer on the receiver as well. ????

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J. Stevens Arms used the Springfield name about 1930 - 1948. There is probably a model number (5000 or 5100 are the most likely options) on the right side of the receiver. Value, if fully functional, would be around $200-$250. A bit more if it is a .410 or 28 gauge.

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Model 720, probably, which was very similar to the Browning A5. There was also a Model 726 (2-shot version), 740 (Cutts compensator and skeet style stock) and 745 (alloy receiver). Look for the model number on the receiver of your gun. Made from 1931-1949, although your barrel address markings indicate pre-1947.

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