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Through the 1951 Savage/Stevens/Fox catalog the Stevens Model 620 had a checkered slide handle. Beginning in the 1952 Savage/Stevens/Fox catalog the Model 620 is shown with the ringed slide handle like your gun. By the 1954 Savage/Stevens/Fox catalog the Stevens Model 620 got a larger ringed slide handle "New Extension Beavertail Slide Handle."
 

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Through the 1951 Savage/Stevens/Fox catalog the Stevens Model 620 had a checkered slide handle. Beginning in the 1952 Savage/Stevens/Fox catalog the Model 620 is shown with the ringed slide handle like your gun. By the 1954 Savage/Stevens/Fox catalog the Stevens Model 620 got a larger ringed slide handle "New Extension Beavertail Slide Handle."
That is great to know, thank you for the insight sir
 

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Regarding the 620 vs 620-A distinction, I believe the biggest difference is the former has stock mounting tangs, while the "A" was changed to using a through-bolt.

My Western Field branded 620-A:
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Yep, I think so. Try googling "stevens 620 vs 620a".
Another indication that it is a 620 is the contour on the bottom of the frame. Approx. one inch forward of the trigger guard the 620 models have a slight step. The 620A is straight. The early model 620's had a "suicide" safety lever inside the trigger guard. It was soon changed to a crossbolt safety at the upper rear of the trigger guard.

Here is a detailed reference of the 520-520A models. Some 620 data included:


The pic is 520, 520A, 620, 620A all in 20 gauge.

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