savage model 940A .28 gauge single

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  1. savage28

    savage28 New Member

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    I have a savage model 940A .28 gauge single shot, blued, some scatches on the stock, very nice operable cond, engraved with small dog/bird scene.
    I cant find much info on the .28 gauge in general, nothing on this gun.
    Any idea on worth, rarity?
    .28 as compared to .410?
    Thanks
    savage28
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    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Hi Savage28......welcome to TFF.

    I don't find a Savage 940 or 940A listed in any of my books.

    I do find a Stevens Model 94:

    Stevens Model 94 - 12, 16, 20, 28 ga., or .410 bore, single shot break open, hammer, 6 1/4 lbs. Mfg. 1929 - disc.

    98% - $85
    95% - $75
    90% - $60
    80% - $50

    If this is the same gun, it was a utilitarian shotgun and not rare at all.
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    The 940 was a spin-off of the 94. Many of the parts interchange, many do not (especially the trigger group). 60's/70's.

    Still a utility single, no collector value. Values probably a touch higher than those listed because of the novelty of the 28ga.

    The 28ga is between the 20ga and the .410 in terms of both bore diameter and shot payload. Great dove/grouse gun, but can be frustrating for novices much like the .410.

    Shells are harder to find and generally more expensive.
  4. savage28

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    Thanks for the info.
    Any ideas on the A designation?
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    I am reasonably certain that the 'A' denotes only cosmetic changes over the standard 940. There were mechanical changes in the model beginning with the 940D. Also, 940 Youth models had the letter 'Y' appended to the model designation.
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    OK, thanks.
    The A may be for the engraving on the receiver.
    Kind of an upgrade of sorts.
    Ill try to snap a dig pic and post it here.
    I wonder aloud what the B and C models were.
    More detailed engraving perhaps. Checkering maybe.
    Oh well, its not a collector level gun, so I would assume that the model suffixes werent catalogued as well as some.
    The main value to me is that I learned to rabbit hunt with this gun some 30 years ago with my Grandfather.
    Thank you for sharing the info that is available on this gun.
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