Savage Arms and J. Stevens

Founded by Arthur Savage in 1894, the company specializes in manufacturing rifles, pistols and their associated ammunition. It became the largest firearm company in 1920, with the acquisitions of J. Steven Arms and four other manufacturers.

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Riverside Arms

What is information on J Stevens double barrel shotguns?

Riverside shotguns were made by Stevens. I'm not sure when they started and stopped using this name, but the Riverside hammergun should be the Model 215 which was produced from 1913-1932.

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What is the age and value of a Stevens or Savage Arms 28 gauge shotgun model number 258a made in Chicopee Falls Mass?

If both the Stevens and Savage names are on the gun, it was made between 1948 and 1991. Model 258 is a double barrel, right? (don't have my reference book at hand) If so, if fully functioning and in decent shape, it should be worth around $250. I just inherited one of the same. The fact that no one knows could be a good indication of the rarity of the item... Mine is well used, and abused, but was used by my dad and uncles, and therefore is worth much more to me than "the market price", what ever that may be. Lack of information doesn't necessarily mean it's rare, just that information on this particular model isn't readily available. This is typical for all Savage and Stevens arms, as the company changed hands many times during the 20th century and in the process many of the records and historical documents were either trashed, lost, or simply forgotten about. Most of the Stevens information you will find will be about the single shot rimfire rifles, while most Savage information will be about the Model 99 lever-action rifles as these are the most collectable arms produced by these two companies. The Savage Arms 258A I have seen is a 20 gauge bolt action clip feed shotgun. I also am trying to find information on it. 1936-1945. The Standard Catalog agrees with the first post - a double barrel boxlock. Actually, if we are in fact referring to the Stevens model 258A, I have one in my lap and it's a bolt-action, magazine fed 20 gauge, single barrel shotgun. I posted the first answer when I was away from my library. Intended to check my references and repost, but somehow didn't until it popped up on my watchlist again. The 1936-45 correct, but it is a bolt action worth $25 to $125 depending on condition.

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Colt Pistols and Rifles

Who made the Ranger 22 caliber rifle?

winchester

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What is the age and value of a J Stevens Arms Company Bolt Action 410 Model 39A?

The Model 39A was only manufactured from 1938 to 1945. Value is from $25 for a parts-gun to $150 for one in excellent condition.

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Where can you buy a double barrel muzzleloader gun?

Cabela's sells some double barrel muzzle loading rifles.

Pedersoli sells some double barrel muzzle loading pistols.

You could also go to GunsAmerica.

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What is the age and value of a Savage 99 250 3000?

The Savage 99 was manufactured from 1899 to 1950. There is a serial number list in the back of the Blue Book of Gun Values. There are over 30 listings for the model 99. Some models can be eliminated because they were not chamnbered for the 250/3000 Savage, but you need to get a copy and identify your particular model.

Just my opinion but who cares how old a 99 is? Unless you're going to sell it. Most importantly do you enjoy hauling an unbalanced club around on a hunting trip or displaying the same in rec room, or would you rather be seen using (most likely more frequently) a well balanced good looking rifle that makes your friends drool even if it is older than most of them? Blue book value is only a starting point as all the qualities you find in a superior firearm are found in a well cared for 99. I wouldn't hesitate in purchasing most calibers if the price was in the $400 to $600 range for use down here in eastern Washington. Fortunately I have suficiant 99's in the proper calibers to hunt anything in this part of the state (all the USA actually) although I'd probably use something a little more capable in Grizzly country than the Win 358. Don't ask how many, enough to say that I can pass on to my granddaughters and grandsons a selection to allow them to be a well armed hunters (huntress?). Walt Smith

as to savage model 99 250-3000 was also reintrodused in 1971 for a short time so as to age you need a serial no to determine age

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How do you find the age of a Stevens shotgun?

A key determinant is how the company name is marked (Stevens, J. Stevens Arms, J. Stevens Arms and Tool, J. Stevens Arms Co). Then you can date its manufacture +/- 20 years. Looking at the barrels should tell you if it is damascus. You should be able to find pictures of damascus and other laminated barrels on the internet.

Most Stevens doubles will also have a patent date marked on the right side of the receiver. This will give you a "no earlier than" date for its manufacture.

According to the 5th Edition of Standard Catalog of Firearms (Krause Publications), p. 677 "Collectors will find a date code stamped on every double-barrel shotgun in the Stevens brands produced between March 1949 and December 1968. Usually, it is behind the hinge pin or ahead of the triggerguard on the bottom of the frame. It will appear as a small circle containing a number and letter. The letters cofrrespond to the years shown in the following table. Significance of the numbers is not known [examples are provided: A=1949; B=1950; C=195l, etc.]." I determined that my Stevens 311D is a "circle G," or, made in 1955.

More Information NeededThis can only be answered by knowing exactly how the company name is marked (Stevens, J. Stevens Arms, J. Stevens Arms and Tool, J. Stevens Arms Co). Then you can date its manufacture +/- 20 years.

Ask a new question with these details for your firearm.

I have a JStevens Arms.Co. Singleshot 410 made in Chicope,Mass it is a Springfield with a Prove Selected forged barrel any Ideas as to its date there is also a circle with a 21 engraved in it

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What is the value of a Stevens Model 22 410?

25th edition of Blue Book is $165.00 nib..new in box..$120.00 95%. Here is another opinion: * A Stevens model 22/410 in mint condition is worth about $450.00. May bring more. One in 60% is still worth about $250.00. You can throw the book away on these. I am talking about the ones made in the late 30s and 40s. I agree with a value much higher than the Blue Book, which is way too low. If you can find a .22/.410 "NIB" for $165, buy a hundred of them! Current values on line and at gunshows start around $250 or $275 and go as high as $600.

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Savage 340b in 22 Hornet How old is this gun and how much is it worth Where can you get parts?

You can order parts at www.wisnersinc.com

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Ithaca Firearms

What is the value of an Ithaca double barrel shotgun from the early 1900's with the number 190 650 stamped on boththe metal and wood?

about $100 if with hammers and $200 if a hammerless model

You should be able to find your gun listed in The Blue Book of Gun Values, The Standard Catalog of Firearms, or Gun Trader's Guide. Your local library should have a copy, or you can just browse through one at Barnes & Noble. I imagine the value of your shotgun would depend entirely on an independent appraisal to determine NRA grade. Look near the serial number stamping on the barrel-side surface of the forearm - is there an "F" stamped nearby? If so, I believe you have an Ithaca Flues-model double like mine, manufactured around 1910 and originally selling for about $37 (1910 dollars). I've never had mine appraised but would not sell it anyway, just because it's a hoot to shoot and stays tight with their automatic play-in-the-action-takeup thingamabob. It wouldn't be worth quite as much as the Ithaca New Model doubles that followed the Flues but should be in the ballpark, and there are a lot more New Models out there for reference. As long as you have the serial number, I should mention that information on individual guns was available from Ithaca, but that was back in 1971. Good luck, and if you keep it, good hunting! Here's something I just found that might help you - this gun may be similar to yours: http://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_24_66&products_id=622

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What is the Mfg dates the Model 342 Savage 22 Hornet rifles were made?

1950-1955.

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What is the age and value of a Savage SxS 20 gauge Fox B-series H Serial B775712?

I have a Savage FOX 20 guage purchased 1969 in CA. Don't know what the value would be today. Mormor, Northern California Chad, I have the same shotgun in 12 gauge. My local gunshop tells me it was made in the late 60's or early 70's and has a value of around $350. Not a bulls-eye, but hit the target. Keith Fitzsimmons Overland Park, Kansas

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When were j stephens firearms produced?

MA as a rule

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What year was the Savage 30D shotgun made?

how many shells does it hold

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What is the age and value of a 12 gauge Stevens Arms and Tool Co Model 335 double barrel shotgun with a 1907 patent date?

If it is marked "J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co" it was made before 1920 and, of course, after the 1907 patent date. If it has exposed hammers and twist or damascus barrels, it's primary value is as a mantle decoration (probably $125-$150), but if it is hammerless with fluid steel barrels and 2 3/4" chambers, it could still be a shooter ($250+/-) if checked and approved by a competent gunsmith. Why are you so quick to condemm anything that has Hammers , twist or Damascus Barrels. Enlighten yourself and start reading the Double Gun and Single Shot Journal. Competent people there have tested these old guns with proof loads and found none to be lacking in strength . What you are saying has all been debunked. I will take a Double or single Damascus barreled gun to the field any day, sure i will measure the chambers and fit my ammunition to the gun and not fire proof loads in it everytime. Clue yourself in and take some advice from someone who has shot for a long time, your maximum loads and 3 inch shells wont fill your bag if you cant put them in the right place .

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What is the value of a J Stevens 12 gauge pump shotgun full choke?

AnswerIT DEPENDS ON CONDITION. 100% WOULD BE ABOUT $175 OR SO. THEY DON'T HAVE MUCH COLLECTOR VALUE, JUST FOR SHOOTING.

I agree,

Stevens made millions upon millions of single, double & pump shotguns over the years. They were made cheaply & simply. Although the various gun auctions and gun boards are showing unwarranted high prices for these shotguns, most of the sales of the gun at unreasonable prices do not sell.

Stoeger & Mossberg make new shotguns that sell for $250 to $300. These are decent shotguns with none of the issues that the old Stevens shotguns have.

Many of the Stevens/Springfield/Savage/JCHiggins were made for Sears, JC Penneys, Western Auto and a dozen other retailers. They sold (new) for $75. to $125. The biggest problems with these guns was the stocks. They were made of a hardwood that almost invariably splintered, which made them undesirable when compared to other shotguns that were made of better wood and that were designed in such a manner as to not split.

My opinion is that a new Stevens if you could find one, other than the ones being made in South American today, would be worth anywhere from $100. to $200. (depending on condition). These guns were mass produced and are not worth what many owners think they are. There is a lot of hype about collecting this shotgun and I attribute it to the sheer number (millions) of them sitting around not being used. In other words, the hype is self serving and does not reflect the real value of these entry level shotguns. Just because the gun is old doesnt make it valuable.

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Are Stevens or Savage Arms shotguns made in Chicopee Falls Mass?

Yes, they were. Do you have a question about them?..... Perhaps you are having a hard time finding any information on the Savage Arms Corporation Stevens Model 58 Proof Tested 2 3/4" Chamber 12 GA.-B, manufactured in Chicopee Falls, MASS U.S.A. and having no serial #, thus indicating the likelyhood of it's origin falling between the late 1940's and 1969. So was I and apparently we're not alone as is evident by the obviously far educationally superior, original first two comments of this highly intellegent, mature, research intense and resource exhausted response from what must be one of this sites senior tenured members. Poignant and informative, this member surely must be close to the highly honered and revered "Out to FAQFarm Pasture" award. Perhaps we might be graced with a follow-up to this profound beginning with informational links similar to these giving us an idea of the nearly non-exsistant pool of available free information sharing resources on the Savage Stevens Model 58 12 gauge bolt-action shotgun.

1) "http://www.highridgebooks.com/cat49.htm"418) Stevens, J., Arms and Tool Co., Catalog No. 52 Revised. Chicopee Falls, MA: c. 1905. 128 pp., 8vo. Stiff wrappers, lightly worn, torn at top corner of front wrapper. Comprehensive catalogue of Stevens shotguns and pistols, showing each model as well as all component parts broken out. 15 pages of accessories and 15 pages of cartridges. Models of shotgun include both single and double barrel. $175.00

2) "http://oldguns.net/questions/fqsub.php"The Following Information Will Help Us To Answer Your Firearms Question.NOTE - Please do not send us free questions about Stevens, Rohm, Iver Johnson, Harrington & Richardson, Crescent or non-military shotguns.

3) "http://www.savagearms.com/cs_historical.htm"Q. Where do I find information on older model Savage products?

A. Savage Arms is no longer able to access historical information on older Savage, Stevens, or Fox firearms. This information may be available through John Callahan who is an independent arms historian and is not an employee of Savage Arms. Mr. Callahan does not provide parts, gun smith services or offer a locator service for firearms or parts. Please send a detailed letter with:-Your name and address-A phone number where you can be contacted if necessary-The model and/or serial number if available-Any other pertinent informationMr. Callahan will respond with a letter detailing his services. Send theletter to:John Callahan53 Quarry RoadWestfield, MA 01085

Good day, Good luck, Good grief!!!

Chicopee Falls, MassachusettsJ. Stevens Arms Company was established in Chicopee Falls in 1864. The facility was purchased by New England Westinghouse in 1916 and for the next four years no Stevens firearms were manufactured. In 1920 Savage Arms of Utica, New York, purchased the plant and produced Stevens firearms there while continuing to make Savage guns in Utica. About 1946 all of Savage's manufacturing was moved to the Chicopee Falls location, then in September of 1981 the company moved all operations to Westfield, Massachusetts.
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What is a Hanover SXS shotgun worth?

$100 to $250 depending on condition.

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What is the value of a Springfield Arms rifle model 56mfg by J Stevens Arms Co?

That will depend on what kind of a Springfield Arms rifle it is. The "real" Springfield Arms was founded in 1850, manufactured revolvers that infringed on patents held by Colt, and closed within a year. In the early 1900's, Crescent Arms used the name on a line of inexpensive shotguns. After Savage/Stevens purchased Crescent, the Springfield Arms name was also used on several bolt action and autoloading .22 rifles. The name was discontinued in 1948.

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Where can you find information about a New England Firearms Mini Pardner shotgun?

Wal-mart.com and or New England Fire Arms Phone Number (978)632-9393

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What is the age and value of an American Arms model P98 22 semi-auto pistol?

It would have been manufactured by Erma and imported by the North Kansas City company, which has been out of business since 2000. The Blue Book lists the P-98 at $170 in 100% condition. Last MSR was $209.

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Is a Savage Stevens 20ga single shot Model 940E a good youth shotgun?

I have a springfield 940E just got it from a man that had no children. He bought it for himself.

Many well-meaning fathers pick up an inexpensive, single shot break-action shotgun to introduce their child or children to one of the shooting sports. I commend them for furthering the future of the sport. However, it's a good idea to keep a little perspective here. I went out shooting clay pigeons to warm up for grouse season with several friends one year. One of the men had brought his young son along, and handed him a break-action 12 gauge, and started throwing clays for him. After a few shots, I asked if I could help, and volunteered to load the gun for the boy between clays. On the 3rd shot, I left the chamber empty, and when the hammer clicked, it was very evident that he had developed a serious flinch after just a few shots. It turned out that his Dad had given him the same hi-base, or short magnum shotshells that he used in his semi-auto 12. I let the young man shoot a few rounds of the low-base shells that I use, and he found them a lot more comfortable. Grouse are not typically armor-plated, and those shells work fine on them. The typical gun of this type is light, and has a fairly pronounced "drop" to the stock. If you combine that with hot loads, they become less than fun to shoot in a hurry. A 20 kicks a lot less than a 12..but try to see it from the point of view of the novice. We want the kids to enjoy shooting, not be kicked silly from guns that Dad wouldn't really enjoy much either. My brother had a Stevens single shot 12 gauge with a 3 inch magnum chamber. With hot 3 inch magnum loads in it..and I mean factory loads, not handloads..that gun was a ferocious kicker. The only reason he kept it was that he had a gunsmith cut the barrel off behind the choke, so it had a wide shot pattern. I never saw him miss a bird with that thing, but he paid the price of bruises and discomfort every time he used it. Try it yourself first, with ammunition that's good enough, not necessarily the most powerful load you can stuff into it. My friend's son, by the way, turned out to be a good wingshot. Have fun with your kid.

I received a 20-gauge Stevens 940E in '68 when I turned 13, and I've had it ever since. That gun taught me one thing in particular - you don't always have a second shot, and this is particularly true for woodland grouse whether there's a second barrel or not. There was some recoil with the 3-inch magnums used for ducks but the field loads I used for grouse were good for shooting all day. Very quick pointer - almost too quick. For me, it was a good choice to learn wingshooting, both from having to make each shot count and the smaller 20-gauge pattern. Moving up to a 12-gauge 870 two years later was a piece of cake.

i have a model 94 20 ga m searies and i wouldn't have a kid use it. the thing kids like a mule.

When I was 8 years old in early 1968 my dad bought me a Stevens 940 E 20 gauge shotgun. What a great shotgun for a kid. When I out grew the short stock a few years later, my dad made an extension for it, I still have this shotgun now 43 years later and it is still one of my favorites. Even though I now have a humpback Browning 12 gauge (yep, a Belgium Browning) and a 12 gauge Bennelli Nova pump, I recently bought a Brazilian 12 gauge single shot break action shot gun because I like the challenge of not always being able to get off a quick second shot.

When I got my Stevens shotgun, people thought nothing of seeing a group of boys, 10 to 12 years old, walking down the street, all carrying shotguns, unsupervised, headed for the woods.....we were just going hunting, our fathers had taught us firearm safety, and committing any kind of crime with those guns was just unthinkable.

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What is the age and value of a J Stevens Arms Company Favorite model?

The Stevens Favorites were made from 1893 to 1939. The name "J. Stevens Arms Co" was used from 1920 to about 1948. So yours was made between 1920 and 1939.

AnswerI have a Favorite model J Stevens Arms Co rifle that has 1915 stamped on it. It has a hexagon barrel, in very good shape and I believe worth between 4-$600.
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Removal of bolt in savage 755A shotgun?

I just bought one, and all I have been able to find out so far is that the bolt is the last part to come out, after extensive disassembly. I need a manual, just like you!

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When were the Stevens model 66 c buckhorn made?

The savage/steven model 65-66 was made from 1929-1945 with total production being 174,000 guns.

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