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January 25, 2000, 05:30 PM
Can anyone help pin down the approximate manufacturing date of two Stevens shotguns?
1. Stevens M311 - Double-barreled 12 ga.
2. Stevens M67-3 - 20 ga. pump
January 25, 2000, 09:26 PM
If you could provide and letters prior to the serial number I may be able to help.
On the 67: is it camo or better yet what is stamped on both guns.
[This message has been edited by Harley Nolden (edited January 25, 2000).]
January 26, 2000, 12:29 PM
No serial number on the double-barrel...it did have stamped on the underside: Model 311A.
The 20 ga pump has a brown wood stock, not camo. The only numbering I could find was: E870069.
I bought these for $75 apeiece from a nephew-in-law, who had them from his grandfather's gun collection.
January 26, 2000, 01:39 PM
According to my records, the 311 was made in 1949 and the 67 I can't tell. From the price you paid you really made an excellant purchase.
January 26, 2000, 06:01 PM
I have not had a gunsmith examine the 311, but it looks shootable to me. The stock is a little beat up and the barrel exterior has a very slightly rough feel. Inside, it's clean as a whistle.
A few more questions:
Would this gun be classified as an antique?
Would it be worth my while to have it refinished?
Any idea on it's market value (if refinished)?
January 28, 2000, 03:31 PM
If my memory serves, to have it reblued, would run around $300.00, to refinish the stock, if I was still in business, $25.00. I don't know what the cold blue would cost, andd would not be able to determine a value once refinished.
January 29, 2000, 05:31 AM
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