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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. sales@countrygunsmith.net

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