I purchased a sxs 12 gauge that says springfield j stevens arms company on the side of it but there is no model number on it such as 5100 or 311, there is a patent date on the same side as the other markings that says pat apr 20-1915, the other markings are underneath that read X 578 99, the letters APT are on the barrel underneath, and the barrel lengths are 28 inches, i was wondering if anyone has any info on this gun with these markings on it, date or value? thank you
i'm not familiar with your shotgun. try shotgunworld.com and see if they might help.
I HAVE A 16 GUAGE SPRINGFIELD STEVENS WITH A PATENT DATE OF FEB 10,1914 AND CAN'T GET ANY INFO ON IT. IT HAS NO VISIBLE MODEL # AND SIDE HAMMERS. I GUESS WE'RE IN THE SAME BOAT. I GOT MINE FROM A FRIEND SEVERAL YEARS AGO AND WHEN I SHOW IT TO SOMEONE THEY SAY IT'S VIRTUALLY WORTHLESS. I EVEN TOLD THEM IT WAS NOT FOR SALE. MY OPINION IS THAT IF THERE IS LITTLE INFO ON THEM THEY MIGHT BE MORE UNCOMMON AND HAVE SOME VALUE. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR SEARCH, IF I FIND ANYTHING I WILL GET BACK TO YOU.
hello ,,stevens started making side by sides in 1887 and these old stevens guns do have some collectors intrest althought not as much as lc smiths or parkers,,Datineg the guns is proably within a couple years of the patent dates +or- ,,there really isn't any books i'm aware of with exact serial numbers for the old stevens or the springfield line because of the amount of trade guns produced for hardware and dept stores,,book values in good condition can be from 200 - 700 in excellent condition,,although i've never seen them reach the 700 fugure.. generally they are concidered a low end utility shotgun and will sell in the 150-250 price range,,but beleive me alot of bunnys came to there demise at the hands of these old "Affordable Doubles "and there are still nice examples floating around out there at a reasonable price..there are alot of different models and and i'm not sure just how they were markedas to model # but for reference purposes i use the Standard Catalog of Firearms which shows over 25000 models with over 7000 pics from a-z of firearms and the stevens section is very good with many models listed of the stevens +springfield line..that may help to put a model# to your shotguns