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2011-09-14 11:31:13
2011-09-14 11:31:13

the value of a 1948 Stevens double barrel shotgun 16 gauge. Hammerless.

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I think I just answered this yesterday. Volunteer was a trade name owned by Belknap Hardware of Louisville, KY. The guns were made by Crescent, Crescent-Davis, Davis-Warner, Stevens, etc.

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Springfield Arms shotguns were manufactured by the Stevens division of Savage Arms from 1920 to 1948.

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There's a whole shelf of books on firearms in your library. Or you may find information on www.savagearms.com


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