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Old 04-28-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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I found this old shotgun that belongs to my father. His father bought it for him when he was 12 or 13. It was used on a ranch and spent a lot of time on a tractor. I am trying to identify it and gather any available info. I think it was made in the late 50's or early 60's. It is a 12 gauge single shot break open with a 30 inch barrel. The bore looks good, but the trigger guard is broken towards the front and the forearm has come loose towards the front. I would like to repair it and fire it as well. Any information about the gun or how to repair it and what it is worth would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 10-21-2013, 03:07 AM   #2
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Bump. Any info guys/gals?

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I would pay around $100-125 at the high end. Don't know about refinishing.

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Well its worth maybe $50 to $80.
could get parts here maybe.......
https://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/SavageStevensSpringfieldFox-33479.htm

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The problem is I have no idea what model it is or any other info about it. Thanks for the help so far, I really want to get this thing running and learn more about it.

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Do you have a local gunsmith you can take it to?

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Do you have a local gunsmith you can take it to?
Not one I trust. That's why I'm hoping someone here knows about these weapons. I'm at a loss so far.
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I have a twin to that shotgun. It belonged to my grandfather. You might want to see if there is a screw that can be tightened on the retaining steel inside the forearm. Otherwise you may need to bend the metal a bit to get it to seat tighter on the lug under the barrel. Numrich/gun parts corp. may have the trigger guard.

Not sure of the model number myself. I may have to dig it out if the back of the safe. Pretty surety grandfathers was made in or before the 40s.

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Looks like a 940. There is a small screw inside the receiver that holds the front if the trigger guard in place. Its a bear to replace. Numerich and feebay both have replacements, about $10 i think. Its not exactly model specific, several models used the same guard.
Stevens (and Savage) are kinda difficult to date at times, but you can get close. Its a Stevens, from Chicopee Falls so that puts it between '42 or '48 up to '60, respectively. Leftover stamped receivers couldve been used for a couple years after that.
There may be a stamp on the underside of the receiver, near the hinge. I think they started that in '48 or '49. There'll be a number and a letter inside an oval. The letter represents a year. A quick google search will find the table, I cant recall exactly whats what. A few letters were skipped also. Serial numbers didnt show up on them until the GCA of '68.
Its current condition would most likely bring around $50-75. Fixing the guard should up that another $10-20. They werent made for collector value, just to use. Theres LOTS of them (and similar) out there.
Do not try to bend the trigger guard. It is cast alloy. You will only break it in pieces.

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