On the left side of this 20 ga double barrel with double triggers, it says:
J.Stevens Arms Company
Chicoree Falls Mass USA
On the right side it says 5100
The barrel tops say:Selected Forged Steel and
-----2 3/4 Chamber-----
There is no serial number bu there is a Circled E next to an FL on the receiver arm in back of the pivot pin and burned into the wood fore-grip that needs to be removed to break down the shotgun.
Its been well used, but well kept as well so most of the old bluing is gone, but it looks good and the bores are bright. I'm thinking that is was made in the early '40s, but the Circled E throws me. The problem is that I can't see where a Model 5100 ever had a Circled letter indicating a date of birth. Thanks for your help!