I have a "J. stevens A. & T. Co. Chicopee Falls. mass. USA." 12 ga. dubble barrel, trigger an hammers. #2594 pats appl,d for. whats the age & worth.
Hi, my name isXXXXX would be glad to help you any way that I can by answering your question to the best of my ability.Can you find a model number on it?Thanks,Bill
the only number on the gun is 2594 n its expose when you oppen the barrel
this same number 2594 is also on the left barrel on the under side, expossed only when open; with a 30" barrel
this was past down to me by a great uncel and was used in ww1. this was what he brought from home, so as far as i know its pre ww1
Bill had to go do some machine work and asked me to finish the question.
Between 1877 and 1988, Stevens produced a number of utility grade shotguns. The are chambered for the 10, 12, 16, and 20 gauge and the 410 bore. They have various barrel lengths and chokes, double triggers and extractors. Your gun is a Model 250 or 225.
The 250 is a sidelock and the 225 is a boxlock. The sidelock has side plates on the receiver and the boxlock does not. Values are the same for both guns.
excellent-$575, very good-$450, good-$350, fair-$250, poor-$200.
I hope this helps you,
can you give me a closer date of this shotgun, and what is a box lock.
If the size of the picture is over 1MB, you will have to upload it to one of the free services like Photobucket.com and give me the screen name you use to create the account so I can find the pictures.
I am estimating your gun between 1905 and 1925. Stevens did not publish or keep all serial number records and they are not available anywhere.
A boxlock has solid sides on the receiver and access to interior parts is by removing the stock and bottom plate. On the sidelock, the sideplates can be removed.
when was the patten applyed for; this shotgun was made before the patten was ok.ed
tomarrow ill send pic
The only way to find out the patent info is to contact the U.S. Patent Office. They will want a patent number to give any information. It is just not available on all guns. Stevens is now owned by Savage and you can not get any history info from them for the Stevens brand.
when was the patten applyed for; this shotgun was made before the patten was ok"ed
the pic are in photobucket; scerrn name is "eph915"
Your gun is the Boxlock design, Model 225. I have no patent information and no way of obtaining it. Without a patent number, a search can not be done for a patent date. Patent searches cost quite a lot and there is really no reason to know when it was applied for. It can be years after an application before one is approved.
last question are these common shotguns; do you see a lot of these as fare as antique's go?
There were over 50,000 of each of their models made, some over 100,000. I only see guns when they are in need of repair and have only had about a dozen for repair in 13 years in this business. What that tells me is that they are well made and there are not many problems with them. I tried to find an old 311 in 410 gauge for my wife and could never find one for sale. People tend to hold onto what works and is dependable.
We only take guns on trade in the store and if we get 4 doubles a year, it is a lot. There are not many companies making them so no one trades in what they have.
Thank you so very much; you have answered my question very throughly. and am very happy with the research you have done
You're welcome, I'm glad I could help you,
12 YRS EXPERIENCE, LAW ENFORCEMENT ARMORER