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Old 05-21-2010, 02:28 AM   #1
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I finally got some photos (and the correct info) on the shotgun I would like to know more about.
I know very little about it except that it's stamped on the left side "J Stevens Arms and Tool Co" which means it's made before 1916 when the company dropped the "and Tool Co". And every separate piece of it is stamped "198 DH". If that's the model number I have never found it listed anywhere.
Notice the fore stock. Unlike most that are thick at the front this one tapers to a thin point. It's thin enough that it has chipped a bit over the years.
Any info at all would be appreciated!








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Old 05-21-2010, 03:34 PM   #2
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I don't think the wood is original to it. Most low priced work guns weren't checkered and didn't have grip caps. Here's another one albeit vastly overpriced.
J. Stevens Arms Tool Co. 12 ga sibgle shot : Single Shot at GunBroker.com

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I don't think the wood is original to it. Most low priced work guns weren't checkered and didn't have grip caps. Here's another one albeit vastly overpriced.
J. Stevens Arms Tool Co. 12 ga sibgle shot : Single Shot at GunBroker.com
I may be wrong but I think that it's all original. Every piece of it (that's big enough) has the "198 DH" stamp... including the wood. It also has the "Stevens" butt plate but that could have been fitted to a new stock. Maybe they sold a Deluxe model with the checkering, etc., for a couple dollars more?
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