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 Post subject: J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company double hammer shotgun
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:25 pm 
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Looking for a source for serial numbers to age the double barrel, double exposed hammer, double trigger J. Stevens Arms & Tool Company shotgun. The serial numberr 70478, possibly a 12 or 16 gauge. It's rusted, pitted and probably not of much monetary value as much as it's sentimental value.

Any help will be most appreciated.

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 Post subject: Re: J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company double hammer shotgun
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:21 am 
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I don't know of a such a list existing. If it is J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. it is prior to WW-I. After the Great War it was J. Stevens Arms Co. owned and operated by Savage Arms Corp. We would need to see pictures to tell you much more. J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. made several different models of hammer doubles (and hammerless) between about 1900 and WW-I.


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 Post subject: Re: J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company double hammer shotgun
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:02 am 
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Will get photo's in a couple of days... Thank you for the reply.

Researcher01 wrote:
I don't know of a such a list existing. If it is J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. it is prior to WW-I. After the Great War it was J. Stevens Arms Co. owned and operated by Savage Arms Corp. We would need to see pictures to tell you much more. J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co. made several different models of hammer doubles (and hammerless) between about 1900 and WW-I.


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 Post subject: Re: J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company double hammer shotgun
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:17 pm 
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Here are the photo's. This is the way I received the gun, missing hammer and scratched metal

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 Post subject: Re: J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company double hammer shotgun
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:15 am 
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Your gun is a No. 235, the J. Stevens Arms & Tool Company's lowest price hammer double from about 1911 to WW-I. It had a list price of $15 in 1911.


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 Post subject: Re: J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company double hammer shotgun
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 5:56 pm 
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Thanks! It was my Grandfather's and knowing his socioeconic status while growing up I figured it wasn't the gold standard of guns. Thank you for your time and the information.


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 Post subject: Re: J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company double hammer shotgun
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:38 am 
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Hey! He had a double barrel breechloader! That put him a step up the ladder from the single-barrel folks and a couple steps up from those still using muzzleloaders!


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 Post subject: Re: J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company double hammer shotgun
PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:47 am 
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Researcher01 wrote:
Hey! He had a double barrel breechloader! That put him a step up the ladder from the single-barrel folks and a couple steps up from those still using muzzleloaders!


Very true...


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 Post subject: Re: J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company double hammer shotgun
PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:35 pm 
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Hi
I also have a model 235, # 73481.
I cleaned it up and shoot Winchester WINLITE Low Recoil, Low Noise shells in it.
It handels them fine if you plan on shooting it.


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 Post subject: Re: J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company double hammer shotgun
PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:34 am 
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TuneWavr wrote:
Hi
I also have a model 235, # 73481.
I cleaned it up and shoot Winchester WINLITE Low Recoil, Low Noise shells in it.
It handels them fine if you plan on shooting it.


I've thought about cleaning it up and shooting it, but I'm sure it needs new internals and all so I'm not sure it would be worth it in terms of money...thanks for the info on modern shells working in an old gun. I kinda figured if it was found safe to shoot I'd load light 3/4 or 7/8th loads at low pressures and they'd be safe.

any suggestions on a gunsmith w/knowledge of old doubles like this or any manuals in existance?




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