You should be able to find information on this if a patent or patents issued on the article at some time in the past. Go to www.uspto.gov. There should be a "patents" link, then there should be a link for "patent searches." Search under "issued patents" (pay attention to the date range) using keywords and you may come up with patents that relate to your subject matter and disclose lots of facts, including the inventors, assignees, relevant dates, and all the details on the article.
.22 bolt action rifle, obsolete. email@example.com
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 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.
I too would like some information regarding a 20 gauge J. Stevens Arms Company 'Springfield' double barrel shotgun, the only other markings are 5000 on the right side plate and a circled 22 near the trigger guard.
It would be a Stevens Model 238 manufactured between 1920 and 1948. The Ranger 101.2 is a Sears Roebuck designation.
Springfield Arms shotguns were manufactured by the Stevens division of Savage Arms from 1920 to 1948.
Sometime between 1920 and 1948.
More information available. It has a serial number 66701 on the handle under the grip on the left side.
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.'
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?
Manufactured sometime between 1920 and 1948.
That would be a Stevens 94B sold by Sears Roebuck.
It is a rare, hand checkered gun, manufactured between 1903 and 1910. Stevens Arms Company started at Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts in 1864. Founder Joshua Stevens was a New England toolmaker who had gained experience while employed C. B. Allen, Eli Whitney, Samuel Colt, and Edwin Wesson.
With the marking of "A & T Co" it would have been manufactured between 1886 and 1916.
I'm having the same probem. Except mine has matching numbers (33NL) stamped on the bottom of the barrel and inside the triger housing. No other numbers Mine also says "Springfield" manufactured by "J.Stevens Arms Company" Chicopee Falls, Mass. U.S.A. Other markings - top of barrel left side -proof tested 410 bore/---3 inch chamber---/ top of barrel right side - Selected Forged Steel. Any info. call.....317/523-1438
Sold by Sears Roebuck. Probably manufactured by Stevens.
Mass. Arms of Chicopee Falls was a large gunmaker that later became Stevens. Does that match up to your gun? No reference I have lists Chicopee Arms. S0- what did you want to know?
About 1886, if the marking is J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co.
Not much beyond what is stamped on the gun. Manufactured 1931-1941 by the Stevens division of Savage Arms in Chicopee, Mass.
I can tell you that the Springfield name was used by Stevens from 1920 until 1948. If you really need an exact year, you can snail-mail the Stevens Historian, Mr. John Callahan, 53 Old Quarry Road, Westfield, MA 01085. Give as much detail as you can about your gun, barrel length, finish, and all markings, and your day-time phone number. He charges a $15 research fee.
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.
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Stevens bolt-action with a cylinder.... What are all the markings on the gun? email@example.com
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.