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Old July 26, 2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Join Date: July 26, 2012
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Extra value for ultra-low serial number Stevens slide action?

Was at a friend's house and noticed that he has a Stevens "Visible Loading" pump .22, in excellent condition. Assuming the serial number is the only number visible, on the metal rear of the trigger guard, it is under 10 (ten) and has the suffix "A". So unless there was production without a suffix, I'm wondering if this was one of the first ten of these rifles ever built and if it is, how much that might add to the value. Blue book, without reference to age, shows $550 for 100% and $400 for 95%, but there is no mention of serial numbers. The few that are for sale on Gunbroker today are in not nearly as good condition and the only one for which I saw a serial number had a much higher one.
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