Stevens 79 Shotgun Manufacture Date?

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by buckfynn, May 19, 2011.

  1. buckfynn

    buckfynn New Member

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    Twelve years ago I purchased a Stevens model 79 pump 12 gauge shotgun with a 30" barrel used. The serial # is 0982XXX. Does anyone know the approximate manufacture date of this shotgun?

    Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advanced!
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I only know they started making them in 1979 and into the '90's
     

  3. buckfynn

    buckfynn New Member

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    Thanks Hiwall! It narrows the time frame down to tenish years or so.

    On one side of the barrel near the receiver is stamped 81 inside a circle. On the other side of the barrel S8P is stamped inside a circle. Both marks are by the rib on the barrel.