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August 10, 2018, 12:43 PM
I'm trying to find the model # to look for parts. What I have is a 12 gauge [2 3/4 in?] hammer less, Dbl trigger SxS shotgun.The only markings I can find any where are the S/N 15xxx and King Nitro on the left side of the action.I know King Nitro is the house brand for the Shapeleigh Hardware Co and I think that J. Stevens Co made their SxS guns.I'm trying to find the Stevens model # to see if any parts can be found.Any help is appreciated !
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August 10, 2018, 06:28 PM
"King Nitro is a trade name used on "hardware" guns made by W.H. Davenport Firearms Co. on shotguns made for the Shapleigh Hardware Company of St. Louis Mo. as was the name "Central Arms Co.
Davenport was located in Providence RI from 1880 to 1882 and then in Norwich Ct. from 1890 to 1909.
Hopkins & Allen took over the company in 1901.".

Chambers may be 2 1/2 inch, and barrels may be Damascus steel.
Shooting is NOT recommended due to the lower quality and age of the guns.
These old guns were intended to be sold at the lowest possible price, often as the most basic farmers guns.