Model 56 or 056 is a .22 bolt action repeater that has a clip magazine. Model 55 or 055 is the same rifle but single shot only.
A good source for history and manufacturing date ranges for different Stevens firearms is: http://www.gunvaluesboard.com/firearms-reference-file-stevens-323.html. A good source for parts is http://www.gunpartscorp.com/. Hope these help you find what you need!
The Stevens/Springfield single-shots routinely bring under $100 at retail. email@example.com
Yes, I believe it was. I have a Model 53-B (single shot .22LR) and it says on the barrel 'SPRINGFIELD MODEL 53-B, Manufactured by J. Stevens Arms Co., Chicopee Falls, Mass. U.S.A.'
Sometime between 1920 and 1948.
I have had mine since 1965.
$35 to $75, depending on condition.
Whats it worth
.22 bolt action rifle, obsolete. firstname.lastname@example.org
$75 in top condition. email@example.com
Springfield Arms shotguns were manufactured by the Stevens division of Savage Arms from 1920 to 1948.
Chicopee Falls, Mass USA
Look on the top of the receiver with the gun disassembled. You should find it there.
I have a Springfield model 87a. 22 short an long rifle automatic. It was made by j. Stevens firearm co in Chicopee falls mass USA. Can I get a parts catalog for it an when was it made
Manufactured sometime between 1920 and 1948.
Massachusetts Arms Company: Trade name used by J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company on firearms for Blish, Mizet and Silliman Hardware Company of Atchinson, KS. The name is also attributed to Crescent Firearms, but a single shot with a Chicopee Falls address is almost certainly a Stevens.
I suspect you are confusing a patent date marking with a model number. What are the other markings on the gun? firstname.lastname@example.org OK. The best we can do is narrow it to the 1930's. No factory records exist. This was after the Savage takeover, and Stevens was still producing guns in the Chicopee Falls plant. They used the Springfield name as a value-brand.
Stevens used the Springfield trade name from 1920 until 1948. Utility doubles bring from $150 to $250, depending on condition.
Stevens was founded in 1864 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts. Savage in Utica, New York, in 1894. Savage purchased the Stevens plant and name in 1920 and continued to make guns with the Stevens name in the Chicopee Falls facility until the late 1940's. The Stevens line was discontinued in 1991, but revived in 1998 or 1999 on a few "commemorative" models.
Under $100. email@example.com
You posted this under the Iver Johnson topic and that company made a lot of revolvers in Fitchburg, which isn't far from Chicopee Falls. The only arms maker I find in Chicopee is Stevens, but I have no records of a Stevens revolver. Are you sure it is not a tip-up pistol?
The address of the Chicopee Falls Branch Library is: 216 Broadway, Chicopee, 01020 2621
savage arms corp (Stevens Chicopee falls Ma. )
Stevens/Savage used the Springfield name from about 1915 to 1947 or 48. Parts are where ever you can find them. You might try to contact Savage Arms directly or Numrich Arms (http://www.e-gunparts.com) or your local gunsmith.