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Posted: 7/28/2002 3:58:10 PM EST
This old gun was the first gun I shot around the
age of 6 or 7. My grampa past away 2 years ago
and grandma isn't doing too well. So I got the
gun and brought it back home with me.

its a bolt action 410. I think it holds 8 shells.

Its say's " J. Stevens Arms Company Model 39A. 410
Chicopee Falls, Mass.
Anybody know anything about it or the company.

It needs some cleaning but its ready to fire as is.
The wood looks great, not rust at all.
Im getting ready to clean her up right now.

Thanks
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 4:16:21 PM EST
Stevens is now part of Savage Arms of Westfield, Ma.
Nice guns, but not a very big following. I can't find your model in my Blue Book.
You have yourself a nice shotgun to pass along to your kids and then theirs.

OSA
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 4:27:55 PM EST
Thanks OSA,
Would you or anyone else know its value or how old it is ?
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 4:28:51 PM EST
This Model 39 is "tube fed" ??

Generally, these shotguns are referred to as 'utility' grade.

Models were made in .20 or .410 gauge.

Model 237 - single shot
Model 258 - magazine fed
Model 39 - tube fed
etc., etc.

Made between March 1949 and December 1968.

There should be a date code ahead of the trigger guard on the bottom of the frame. Should be a small circle containing a letter and a number. The letter indicates the year of manufacture. If you'll post the letter, I can tell you what year your shotgun was made. No idea what the number means.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 4:45:45 PM EST
Thanks 5subslr5,

Yes it is tube fed.
There is no date code on the trigger gaurd.
Looks like there could have been some engraving there
at one time. Can't make it out though. Looks worn off, maybe. Or they are just faint nicks. ?
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 4:52:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/28/2002 4:54:18 PM EST by 5subslr5]
legs, nothing 'ahead' of the trigger guard on the bottom of the frame ??
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 5:19:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By 5subslr5:
legs, nothing 'ahead' of the trigger guard on the bottom of the frame ??



No, just some scratches. Looks like something
could have been there but its pretty worn.
Can't make anything out. And really can't say that
anything was there at all.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 5:19:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:

Would you or anyone else know its value.......



legs, in dollars your shotgun is worth about $150.00. (However, I doubt you value this gun in mere dollars.)
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 5:26:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By 5subslr5:

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:

Would you or anyone else know its value.......



legs, in dollars your shotgun is worth about $150.00. (However, I doubt you value this gun in mere dollars.)



You are correct.
This gun shall never be sold.
I'll shoot it a little, but it will be in the safe for the rest of my life.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 5:35:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:

Originally Posted By 5subslr5:
legs, nothing 'ahead' of the trigger guard on the bottom of the frame ??



No, just some scratches. Looks like something
could have been there but its pretty worn.
Can't make anything out. And really can't say that
anything was there at all.



Well, at least you know the beginning manufacture year was 1949 and the last 1968.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 5:47:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By 5subslr5:

Originally Posted By ilikelegs:

Originally Posted By 5subslr5:
legs, nothing 'ahead' of the trigger guard on the bottom of the frame ??



No, just some scratches. Looks like something
could have been there but its pretty worn.
Can't make anything out. And really can't say that
anything was there at all.



Well, at least you know the beginning manufacture year was 1949 and the last 1968.



Yep, I appreciate your help 5subslr5.
I just put it all back together. Its all shinny and clean now. Into the safe it goes...
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 6:00:15 PM EST
One more point, The name J Stevens Arms,,,was discontinued by the savage arms co. in the late 40's. I would say this would make it a "49" model...
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 6:11:53 PM EST
I have one just like it, your story sounds identicle to mine, I brought it home cleaned/oiled it and put it away about six years ago. This could turn out to be interesting if anyone has any info on this......
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 7:21:16 AM EST

Originally Posted By machinegunjo:
One more point, The name J Stevens Arms,,,was discontinued by the savage arms co. in the late 40's. I would say this would make it a "49" model...



That's a good way to narrow the year down.
Could be why there is no mark under the trigger guard.
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