stevens model 311 with tenite stocks

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  1. blitzen25cat

    blitzen25cat New Member

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    I picked up an old Stevens Model 311 with tenite stocks from the 1940's. Replaced the Tenite stocks with a set of Boyd's. It's a 12ga both barrels full choke. I gave $325 otd.
     

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  2. Virginian

    Virginian Active Member

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    You got a deal. I killed a many a duck with one like it over 50 years ago.
    Edit - I think the tenite stocks came along in the 60s.
     
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  3. Easy_CZ

    Easy_CZ Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Very nice. I inherited my granddad's Stevens years ago. Love it.




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  4. kfox75

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    She is a beauty Blitz. i have a friend's grandfather's old Steven's Springfield double which I absolutely love to take with me for Pheasant and turkey. Enjoy
     
  5. 303tom

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    Can you show us where it says Stevens Model 311 on it ?..............
     
  6. blitzen25cat

    blitzen25cat New Member

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    Hope these pics take. Tenite was used in the 40's as a replacement for wood during late war and post war. Regardsd Dick.
     

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  7. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I just wanted to see that, had one like it a long, long time ago, but I let it get away from me, dang it........I was going to say, you do know that is one of the early ones, great shotgun hang on to her !...............
     
  8. Easy_CZ

    Easy_CZ Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Which Boyd's stock did you go with? The Type 1 or 2?


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  9. blitzen25cat

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    Can't find the order but here's a pic of the box that they came in. Hope this helps. Dick.
     

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  10. Hawg

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    That's a nice shotgun for a nice price but the 311 didn't come about until 1949. There's a date code on the bottom of the receiver between the trigger guard and hinge. It will be a number and a letter in an oval. The letter is the code. It will look something like this.

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  11. blitzen25cat

    blitzen25cat New Member

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    Here is what I found. Any idea as to the date? Dick.
     

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  12. twoolddogs

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    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 was made on the No. 5100 action and which had been adopted in the 1936-37 time frame.

    The economy line Springfield Model 311 was the first Stevens gun to carry the "311" model number and was introduced in 1931. That shotgun used the G. S. Lewis designed action patent number 1,136,247 issued April 20, 1915 and covered the use of coil spring driven stikers in a hammerless double gun versus traditional rotating internal hammers. The Springfield Model 311 was made until 1947
     
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