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loknload
January 19, 2000, 05:28 PM
Harley,
I just purchased a Savage/Stevens Coach gun.
It was cut down from what I believe was a model 5100 or 5700. I can't make out whether it is a 1 or a 7 for sure. I can't locate anything on the web about Stevens shotguns can you help me out? That was the only number I could find on the gun.
Thanks.

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[This message has been edited by loknload (edited January 19, 2000).]

Harley Nolden
January 19, 2000, 08:16 PM
LOKNLoad
My definition of a coach gun is one with exposed hammers, dbl bbl and with an 18" or less bbl. I don't know of any, nor could I find the model no's you suggested under Savage Savage/Stevens.

HJN

fal308
January 20, 2000, 09:47 AM
Stevens made a number of utility-grade side-by-side shotguns up until 1988. They were chambered for most of the common gauges. Most featured double triggers and extractors. Single trigger and ejector models fetch a premiun.
There was a Model 5100 Hammerless Boxlock and a Model 5100 Tenite Hammerless Boxlock. The book I got this out of is somewhat dated (1996) so the pricing is most likely off but they both went then from $700 NIB to $150 Poor.
All Stevens built between March 1949 - December 1968 have a date code on them also. Starting with A in 1949 and ending with V in 1968, skipping O and Q. Usually the date codeis behind the hinge pin or ahead of the triggerquard on the bottom of the frame. It will appear as a small cirlce containing a number and letter. The meaning of the numbers is unknown according to this reference.

loknload
January 20, 2000, 10:14 AM
Thanks Harley, Thanks fal for the info. I'll have to get it out a do a closer examination of it. It is quite possible that it is a 5100
fal what you described fits the bill.
Thanks again this answered some questions. Sounds like maybe it should not have been cut down.


Happy Shooting :)

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loknload
February 11, 2000, 02:26 AM
Harley, I posted this some time ago, I rechecked that shotgun. It is a model 5100 and if what fal has said is accurate it was made in 1954. But I still cannot find any other info on this gun. Is it because it was considered utility grade and nothing special.
And what was Tenite ?

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