When was the Stevens Model 311 Series H made?
And think how many Stevens 311s ( and Stevens made doubles that looked like Stevens 311s but carried private brands) had already been produced in the years between 1940 (first year of the ‘true’ Stevens Model 311) and 1968, during which time they weren’t serial numbered at all!
Where is the serial number on a Stevens 311?
All the Stevens factory guns made from 1948 till the passage of the Gun Control Act (requiring serial numbers) had a date code roughly stamped on the center bottom of the action either just in front of the trigger guard or just behind the hinge.
When did Savage start putting serial numbers on shotguns?
The Gun Control Act of 1968 which took effect in October of that year is when serial numbers became mandatory and Savage started putting them on Model 24 guns.
How old is a Stevens Model 94?
The Stevens Model 94 was made in various letter designations from 1937 to 1984. Any of them made before 1968, as I understand it, had no serial numbers, making them pretty much impossible to date. Some, like this one, had Tenite stocks.
When was the Stevens Model 94 made?
Humble guns can have great stories, and this Stevens single shot surely does. The Stevens Model 94 was made in various letter designations from 1937 to 1984. Any of them made before 1968, as I understand it, had no serial numbers, making them pretty much impossible to date.
Do they still make Stevens shotguns?
Savage dropped the Stevens name in 1991, but revived it in 1999 and still uses it today for a number of its low cost rifles and shotguns.
What year were guns required to be serialized?
In 1968, the Gun Control Act (GCA) imposed numerous additional requirements in the arena of gun manufacture. As per the GCA, all firearms manufactured or imported into the United States are required to bear a serial number.
When did the Stevens Model 311 come out?
The model 311 started as the Springfield 5000 around 1920 with model designation changing to 5100 in 1931. Around 1940 it became the Stevens model 311. It was discontinued in 1989.
What is the serial number of the Savage 311 Series H?
Model 311 Series H serial number E957971. The Savage branded imported doubles, over and unders or side by sides, are numbered differently. Each model is numbered in the range created by its manufacturer.
What is the serial number on a Springfield 311?
The fact that it has no serial # indicates that it was made before 1968, when the Gun Control Act of 1968 required that all firearms have serial #s. The model 311 started as the Springfield 5000 around 1920 with model designation changing to 5100 in 1931.
What is the difference between Stevens 311 and Savage Fox?
All the Stevens/Savage guns were boxlock. The Savage company reserved their name to a more deluxe double, (a dressed up version of the standard model Stevens 311) and named it the Savage Fox model B. Listed below is history of the two companies, which will help explain this article.