how old is my singleshot stevens model 94B 16gauge by savage firearms,no serial#,stock & forearm made of some sort of nylon?
Assuming that the Stevens name -just- says Stevens and not "J Stevens" then your gun dates post 1940. If the location on the gun is Chicopee Ma, then it's pre 1960, otherwise it's post 1960.
Your "tenite" stocked gun may, or may not have a serial number. If it doesn't, it predates 1968. If it does have a serial number, then it may or may not predate 1968. Stevens was notoriously inconsistant about serial numbers.
If (and only if) the gun post-dates 1960, then you can get the year of production by calling Savage customer support with the serial number.
The gun does just say Stevens and the location is Chicopee,Ma?
1940 to 1960 and no way to refine that, sorry. All stevens production records were lost when the chicopee plant was closed in 1960.
that was a great answer,thank you so much for your time!
do you know if it is possible to find a stock for this gun,even if it has to be wooden?
Kind of a weird question - I have a Stevens 94B with the nylon stock. There is something rattling around in there when you remove the screw plug at the butt plate. It looks like it may have once accomodated cleaning rods, but I can't get anything to come out.
i have a whole shotgun that i would sell
I had the same sound it turned out to be the lock washer for the bolt holding the stock to the gun.
what if it says chicopee falls ma ?
and mine has no serial number
The Savage/Stevens Model 94 was made in various versions from 1939 to the 1980's.
Long guns were not required to have a serial number prior to the 1968 Gun Control Act. Savage/Stevens moved from Chicopee Falls to Westfield, MA in 1959-60. Therefore, your Model 94B was made before 1960 and probably in the mid to late 1950's. There are no records to give a year of manufacture.
Value would range from $50 to $125 depending on mechanical and bore condition and remaining original finish.
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I would be happy to hold on to it!
I would be happy to hold on to it!
I have a 94c no serial number 16 GA single smooth bore authentic finish how much is it worth?
Retail value for a gun in the condition shown would range from $50 to $100 depending on mechanical and bore condition.
Did they come un blued..,
The receiver was case hardening colored and the barrel was blued. No other finish options were available.
I see J Stevens & Savage noted on the posts, the 94B 16 Ga. I have says Springfield, then under that Savage Arms Corporation and then the Chicopee Falls Mass.
I will assume the no serial number and Chicopee Falls means pre-1960, however can you provide maybe a little detail on how the Springfield is noted, compared to J Stevens for reference.
MR40: Springfield Arms Company (later just "Springfield" was a trade brand used by J. Stevens Arms Company (a subsidiary of Savage Arms Corporation after 1920) on the Stevens economy line of products from 1929 to 1947.
The Springfield Model 94 with a walnut finished hardwood stock first appears in 1929 as an economy version of the Stevens Model 107. Between March 15, 1933 and March 1, 1934, the Springfield Model 94 gets a walnut stock (94B?). In the period circa 1940-194, the Springfield Model 94 has a "Tenite": (plastic) stock and forearm. In 1948, the Springfield name is discontinued (the Springfield brand was resurrected sometime in the period circa 1960-1970) and the Model 94 with a "Tenite" stock is now a Stevens brand. "Tenite" was discontinued in 1953 after proving to be unstable at both low and elevated temperatures.
All Savage/Stevens manufacturing operations were moved from Chicopee Falls, MA to Westfield, MA in 1960.
Long guns were not required to have a serial numbers prior to the 1968 Gun Control Act, which went into effect January 1, 1969, and many manufacturers did not serialize their economy line of products.
So If I am reading this correctly, A 94B with a Tenite stock and Springfield "Trade Brand" was manufactured sometime between 1940 and 1948.
Correct me if I am wrong, I am trying to narrow down production dates on my firearms.
Again thank you for your response and information
MR40: "Tenite" was introduced in 1940 with the Stevens Model 530 double gun and , I believe, the Stevens .22/.410 combination gun. I do not have a reference for the introduction of the "Tenite" stock and forearm on the Model 94, but assume it was in the 1940-1942 or 1945-1947 time frame. There was limited commercial production in the WWII time frame.
Due to the instability of "Tenite" and the fact that wood stocks and forearms were easily available and interchangeable, It cannot be guaranteed that a Springfield Model 94 with wood stocks was made before 1940, however a Model 94 with "Tenite' furniture was made between 1940 and 1948. There are no records available to give an exact year of production of Stevens firearms before 1949 when Savage instituted a date coding system that lasted until 1970.
want to find out how old my savage arms stevens model 940b shot gun is it has an engraven on the side of a dog...and the savage arms address was mispelled...nestfield rather than westfield
Dan: The Model 940 as made between 1961 and 1970. Thereare no records to give a more exact date, however, since it has no serial number, it was made before January 1, 1969 when the 1968 Gun Control Act requiring long guns to have serial number went into effect.
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I have a 16 ga model 85 CL ( on the inside of the receiver under the barrel ) in 16 ga it is engraved something unreadable then special on the left hand side of the receiver any 2 cents on the model info I can't find anything any where .... The receiver is built like the old dreadnaught.
Swamphowitzer: Most likely, you have a Nitro Special, a trade name used by J. Stevens Arms and Tool Company )J. Stevens Arms Company after July, 1916).
Your shotgun would be either the Model 85 Dreadnaught or the Model 89 Dreadnaught if it has an automatic ejector.
Was the nitro special a more fancy dreadnaught will parts inter change with the 106,107, and125 etc. it's a cool old 16 ga for sure sorry to ask but do u know ***** long and the years the nitro special were made
Swamphowitzer: Further research indicates that the Nitro Special was a variation of the Model 93 and Model 97 (both of which resemble the Dreadnaught and were made between 1903 and 1917. There are no records to give amore exact date.
Parts for the Models 85, 89, 93and 97 should interchange.
The Models 106, 107, 125, etc. were later shotguns with a different design and the parts will probably not interchange with the Nitro Special.
So my gun could be 100 years old ...... Very cool thanks for your help it needs an extractor I'm guna try and get her fixed up thanks again