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vail.brennan
February 6, 2011, 07:59 PM
Gun information:

-12 guage shotgun
-side-by-side barrel (double barrel)
-twin trigger
-break action


Inscriptions on the gun

(left side, just past the triggers)
SPRINGFIELDS
ARMS COMPANY
CHICPOEE FALLS, MASS, U.S.A.

PATENT APRIL 20, 1915

(top of the right barrell)
-SELECTED FORGED STEEL

(top of the left barrell)
PROOF TESTED 12 GUAGE


This gun was given to me by a neighbor who is 68 years old. He stated it was his father's but he had no use for it. It is a great gun, shoots true. Any information on the gun, or similar guns would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

krimmie
February 6, 2011, 08:05 PM
My grandfather had one too, I believe it is made by Stevens.

PetahW
February 6, 2011, 08:23 PM
Savage has owned the Stevens name, as well as "Springfield", "Ranger", "Riverside", "Westfield", and several others, since as early as the mid-1920's.

Stevens was, at one time, the largest, most prolific gunmaker in the WORLD - and made literally millions of double barreled shotguns under a multitude of brand names for themselves, other gun companies, and chain stores like Sears, Western Field & Montgomery Ward.

The vast majority of the double guns were hammerless, double-trigger boxlocks - that most folks refer to generically as the "Model 311 type", after the most popular/latest version, the Stevens Model 311.

Without good, clear/bright pix of the action sides, and the overall gun w/stock(s), it will be hard to pin the exact model down further.

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