Savage did. It is a variant of the Savage-Springfield 944.
Manufactured between 1933 and 1945.
1966 to 1988
Savage guns were manufactured in Chicopee Falls from 1946 to 1960. A 410 single shot could bring from $75 to $150.
Try calling Savage. I had a Remington .22 and so I called them and they gave me the history on the Gun. Savage might do the same. Are you sure it doesn't say 94C? If it does, then sometime between 1926 and 1945.
It was made by Iver Johnson after their Champion Model for Montgomery Ward
1938 to 1965
It doesn't have one. Long arms manufactured before 1/1/69 were not required to be serialized in the US.
Takedown guide for Savage 24S
The phone number of the Savage Branch is: 410-880-5975.