Savage/Stevens Model 5000 very much a model 311
I'm not sure of the value of your shotgun. I have a Montgomery Wards Hercules, double barrel shotgun, with external hammers. With all the research I have done it is a Stevens 217. I have been looking for a set of barrels for this gun. Can you describe your gun to me. Petter
$200-$250 in top condition. Only value is as a shooter, they are not collectible.
I have a 16 gauge double barrel for sale.
Most likely turn of the century
@ 100 USD or so.
The guns Hercules guns made by Stevens and sold by Wards were made around 1910 to 1940
50-100 or so
when was the model 10 hercules 410 shot gun manufactured
I would guess it was made by Stevens.
From what I'm told the Model 50 is the same as a Savage Model 311.
Wards sold single shot and double barrel IJ shotguns under the tradename of Hercules.
No sn data published
No published sn data
Serial numbers were not required on rifles and shotguns until 1968.
Manufactured by Stevens Arms, 1931-1941. Montgomery Wards. Hercules was just their name for this model.
Manufactured by Iver Johnson or J. Stevens for Montgomery Wards.
50-150 USD or so
Seldom exceed 100 USD
i have old 12 guage double barell shotgun name is wards triumph model 5052a
50-150 or so
We cant verify the SD108 model number, however: The "Hercules" was the trade name used by the Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works on shotguns made for the Montgomery Ward Co. Of Chicago. The "Hercules" made for Wards was a copy of the Iver Johnson "Champion" model which is a single shot shotgun with exposed hammer. They were made between 1909 and 1956.
Surely there are more markings on the gun. I can find a similar number on a Western Field (Montgomery Wards) double barrel shotgun which makes me suspect that it is Stevens/Savage 311 re-branded for Wards. This model designation was used after 1948.
Montgomery Wards did not make guns, they were made by various companies like Mossberg, Savage, Stevens and Hi Standard. Who made guns /shotguns for JC Penney, Sears, and Western Auto along with guns for Wards. The brand name were put on the guns for the stores to sell. Take the Shotgun to a gun shop and get it identified first to find out who made it.