|February 6, 2011, 07:59 PM||#1|
Join Date: February 6, 2011
Help with information about this shotgun, please
-12 guage shotgun
-side-by-side barrel (double barrel)
Inscriptions on the gun
(left side, just past the triggers)
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.
|February 6, 2011, 08:23 PM||#3|
Join Date: September 19, 2008
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.
|break action , double barrel , twin trigger|