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 Post subject: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:41 pm 
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This is my research so far. It all started out when I was trying to find out what year my J. Steven Arms Co., Double Barrel, S x S, Model 335 Shotgun was made. I pretty quickly learned that there are no records available as they were reportedly destroyed in a fire. I decided to start collecting Serial Numbers to try to determine what year, or approx what year, my gun was made. Below is my list so far. I collected numbers that I felt were from reliable and accurate sources from around the internet. Not included were numbers that were too unclear and also numbers that had a Letter in front of it. I found a handfull of those and they still don't make any sense to me. Feel free to add any info and more reliable numbers to the list.

BTW, my number is 847XX. By my research it appears, so far anyway, that my gun was made in the mid 20's.

I also kept the last 2 numbers off the originals as I feel it serves no purpose in the research.

The more numbers we can add will help us all who are trying to determine the year of their gun, or as accurate as we can anyway.


J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co. (Aprrox 1910 to 1915):

(Model 335, 12 and 16 Ga)

241XX
244XX
250XX
251XX
290XX
338XX
360XX (added 3/1)
361XX
391XX
406XX
410XX (added 3/17)
454XX
476XX
494XX
503XX
524XX (added 2/4)
609XX (added 6/29)
635XX (added 6/29)
658XX (added 4/14)
687XX (added 3/13)



J. Stevens Arms Co. (Aprrox 1920 to 1929):

(Model 335, 12 and 16 Ga)

750XX
793XX
840XX
847XX
853XX
87XXX
889XX
898XX
908XX
936XX (added 1/30)
994XX



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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:42 am 
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Cowboy, I think you are riding a dead horse but good luck. Is there any way you can break those serial numbers down by gauges and years?


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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:01 am 
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Ned Fall wrote:
Is there any way you can break those serial numbers down by gauges and years?


No, as far as I have learned, there was no difference on what Gauge they were. It seems like whichever one it was, went out the door using the same number order.

Also the Years is what the mystery is. Seeing that all the records were destroyed, it is the only way, that I know of anyway, to try to determine an approximate year of manufacture.

You mentioned "dead horse", but not only am I having fun with it, my research has got my gun narrowed down to an approximate date, as of now anyway.

When I first got it, they told me it was an "Early 1900's" and mentioned somewhere around the "Turn of the Century", but it seems like I can safely say that it was made somewhere between 1922 and 1927, or basically Mid 20's.

The main problem with my research is that there's just not a whole lot of "335" owners around. I'll keep adding to the list now and then though.

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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:44 am 
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I have an Eastern arms SxS 16 gauge. I have read countless forum threads and have viewed many, many, pictures of similar said guns.

The problem is that my gun is different from every other that I have seen.
For instance, I have serial numbers but no model number, I have a stamp on the outside bottom receiver but, its a circle with the number 22 in it only.....no letter, if I figure out how to post pictures I will shortly.

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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:43 am 
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Congrats on a good start on your No. 335 research.

I began recording Ansley H. Fox Sterlingworth serial numbers back in 1989, when I was doing research at the Library of Congress on all things Fox, after work, and feeding my information to Mike McIntosh for his book on Ansley H. Fox and his shotguns.

My Sterlingworth tables have been a valuable resource over the years, providing many useful insights. If I see any No. 335s at the Winter Las Vegas Antique and Sporting Arms Show this weekend, I'll record them and send them along to you.

Good luck with your research.


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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:46 am 
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if I figure out how to post pictures I will shortly.


That is what we need, but please start a new thread when asking a question about a different gun!!


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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:41 am 
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Researcher01 wrote:
If I see any No. 335s at the Winter Las Vegas Antique and Sporting Arms Show this weekend, I'll record them and send them along to you.


Researcher, I appreciate the interest you have as well as the help.

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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:36 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:22 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:59 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:58 am 
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just checked my stevens sn 687xx


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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:59 pm 
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waltearl wrote:
just checked my stevens sn 687xx


Is it definitely a "Model 335"?

As they made many different models (Model Number should be on the underside).

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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:40 pm 
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model no. is on the underside also letter I in a circle


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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:43 pm 
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OK, this will be the first one I have found starting with the Number "6" which is exactly in-between the two year spans as shown above.

On the side of your gun does it say "J. Stevens Arms and Tool Co" ?

or just "J. Stevens Arms" ?

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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:20 pm 
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it says j stevens&arms tool co
chicopee falls mass. usa


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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:08 pm 
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correction it says j stevens arms & tool co


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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:52 am 
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Your gun is now the newest one listed of the Pre-War guns. As of now we can pretty much say that it was made in or close to 1915. That number also fills the gap more to tell us that there was a continuation of the production numbers from Pre-War to Post-War.

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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:15 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:56 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Roll Call: Stevens Model 335 Serial Numbers
PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:31 pm 
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Not sure if you are still collecting, but I just inherited a 335 16 gauge :D . This has now been passed down either 5 or 6 generations (not sure which great-nth originally purchased it). The first 3 of the serial are 968.

I know it was made after 1915 but that’s all I know.

Did your research help you narrow down any year ranges for the serial numbers?




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