Savage Arms and J. Stevens

Where can you find information about a J Stevens Arms marked 44-shot?


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Several of the early Stevens single shot rifles were available with smoothbore barrels chambered for .32, .38, and .44 shot cartridges. The 44 shot or 44 XL was a version of the 44-40 rifle cartridge loaded with birdshot. It is equivalent to a 2 inch 410 shotgun shell. WARNING A modern 410 shell may chamber in this gun (and if it will chamber, it will fire) but DON'T TRY IT if you want to keep all your body parts.