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  • Posted in thread: need help identifying a stevens single shot on 05-20-2014 at 08:09 PM
    PocketRN: You have a Model 105 (extractor) or a Model 107 (ejector) gun.The Models 106 and 108
    are made on a smaller slab sided frame and are chambered for smaller gauges. The Model 89
    dreadnought is ...

  • Posted in thread: stevens model 311 with tenite stocks on 05-20-2014 at 07:53 PM
    The Stevens Model 311, a cheapened Fox Model B with Tenite Stock and forearm, was introduced in
    1948.Tenite stocks on Stevens double barrels were introduced in 1940 with the Stevens Model 530
    which wa...

  • Posted in thread: Help me identify this shotgun on 04-19-2014 at 01:46 PM
    The contours of the frame and the removable hinge pin suggest the J. Stevens Arms and Tool
    Company Model 93 Nitro Special (extractor) or the Model 97 Nitro Special (auto ejector), both
    made between 19...

  • Posted in thread: Forehand Arms Revolver. on 04-02-2014 at 01:41 PM
    Most utility grade revolvers made before the advent of smokeless powder, circa 1908-1910, were
    chambered for Black Powder cartridges and are not considered acceptable for use with modern

  • Posted in thread: Forehand Arms Revolver. on 03-30-2014 at 01:22 AM
    If it is marked Forehand Arms Company, it is post 1890.Hopkins and Allen Arms Company purchased
    Forehand Arms Company in 1902and continued the Forehand line of products until at least circa

  • Posted in thread: Bay State 16 gauge on 03-01-2014 at 02:17 PM
    The H & R "Bay State" guns were Model 1908 (three piece takedown with non-removable hinge pin)
    and made between 1916 and has replacement stocks fo the Model 1908
    and most H...

  • Posted in thread: Bergmann-Bayard Model 1908 9mm Pistol on 02-26-2014 at 12:38 AM
    Mitchum carried an early Bergmann not the Mauser Broomhandle.

  • Posted in thread: ward hercules single shot 12 on 12-20-2013 at 01:03 PM
    See "Shotgun Markings: 1865-1940 A List" by Joseph T. Vorisek , page 65; "Hercules" Iver
    Johnson Arms and Cycle Works singles and double ; J. Stevens Arms Company.Also see "A Short
    Illustrated History...

  • Posted in thread: Why not a short 38 Special??? on 12-20-2013 at 01:32 AM
    The 9 mm federal cartridge was introduced in 1989. Federal discontinues the 9 mm Federal
    cartridge in 19925. The 9mm Federal cartridge is obsolete.Warning: The 9mm federal cartridge
    will fit into a .3...

  • Posted in thread: ward hercules single shot 12 on 12-20-2013 at 01:05 AM
    The Hercules trade name was used on single barrel guns made by both Iver Johnson Arms and cycle
    Works and J. Stevens Arms Company.