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Where can you find information about a 20 gauge proof tested J Stevens Arms Co Chicopee Falls Mass Model 238 marked Ranger 101.2?

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2006-12-12 05:10:23
2006-12-12 05:10:23

It would be a Stevens Model 238 manufactured between 1920 and 1948. The Ranger 101.2 is a Sears Roebuck designation.

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My best estimate would be Stevens.

The Stevens Model 520 was built on a Browning patent and so marked. Stevens also built the gun for Sears before World War II under the 'Ranger' tradename, so if you have a slide-action shotgun marked 'Ranger' and 'Browning Patent' then that is what you have.

Stevens guns were made at the plant in Chicopee Falls, Mass. Guns made from 1864 to 1886 will be marked J. STEVENS & CO. From 1886 to 1916 they were marked J. STEVENS A & T CO or J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. No Stevens firearms were manufactured from 1916 until 1920 when Savage Arms purchased the facilities and name. From 1920 until 1942 (or '48) Savage marked guns J. STEVENS ARMS CO and after that simply STEVENS or STEVENS/SAVAGE. The Stevens name was discontinued in 1991.

Like all other Stevens guns, yours was made at the plant in Chicopee Falls, Mass. Guns made from 1864 to 1886 will be marked J. STEVENS & CO. From 1886 to 1916 they were marked J. STEVENS A & T CO or J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. No Stevens firearms were manufactured from 1916 until 1920 when Savage Arms purchased the facilities and name. From 1920 until 1942 (or '48) Savage marked guns J. STEVENS ARMS CO and after that simply STEVENS or STEVENS/SAVAGE. The Stevens name was discontinued in 1991.

This will help you identify the approximate year. Stevens guns were made at the plant in Chicopee Falls, Mass. Guns made from 1864 to 1886 will be marked J. STEVENS & CO. From 1886 to 1916 they were marked J. STEVENS A & T CO or J. STEVENS ARMS & TOOL CO. No Stevens firearms were manufactured from 1916 until 1920 when Savage Arms purchased the facilities and name. From 1920 until 1942 (or '48) Savage marked guns J. STEVENS ARMS CO and after that simply STEVENS or STEVENS/SAVAGE. The Stevens name was discontinued in 1991. They are generally valued around $150 -250

Yes, I have one. Marked J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co., Chicopee Falls, Mass., S 321. 26 1/8" barrel, almost mint condition, original stock and barrel have been refinished.

Your gun is a Stevens Model 520. Made for Sears, and marked with the Sears trademark of Ranger. Nice pump shotgun, originally designed by John Browning.

The company was known as J Stevens Arms and Tolls from 1886 till 1916. So your gun was made in that time frame. Best I can do

Stevens made many different models of rifle during that time period. Any way you can tell us which model you have? Or caliber? sales@countrygunsmith.net

Made between World War I and World War II. No collector interest, value would be under $100. Have it checked thoroughly by a reputable gunsmith before shooting. sales@countrygunsmith.net

Stevens made firearms in Chicopee Falls from 1864 to 1990 but the association with Savage did not begin until 1920 and if the gun is marked with both names, it was probably not made until after WWII. If it was manufactured after 1968 it WILL have a serial number, but if made earlier it MAY have one. A utility double barrel that shows some wear but is still functional is worth about $200-250.

If your Stevens is a bolt action, it is NOT a visible loader. If it has any part (perhaps the barrel) that is marked as a visible loader, that part has been replaced.

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. sales@countrygunsmith.net

Model 520 shotguns are selling, depending on condition, from $100-$200. sales@countrygunsmith.net

I have no specific listing for Chicopee Arms. In general, MOST firearms from Chicopee Falls Mass end up being replated to Savage/ J. Stevens. They were based there, absorbed several smaller businesses, and would mark guns as the distributor wanted them marked. Most single shots were utility grade shooters (gun of the working man- farmer, mechanic, store keeper) and do not have a high collectors value. Most are in the $100 range if shootable.


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