stevens model 311A 16 ga

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  1. tom c

    tom c New Member

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    Info on family gun--Stevens model 311A--16 GA #B[WITH CIRCLE AROUND IT] K P--when made and est value???

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    I'm sorry I can't give you any concrete info tom. I don't expect it's worth a lot of money but so what, it's a family heirloom. That and those are just good, well built, solid performing double guns. I started with one and while I have a lot nicer doubles now I don't believe I ever had one that I killed any more game with. As far as I'm concerned they are very valuable simply for the part of Americana firearms history they have become. Yours is in the gauge I would desire the most.
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    Book value (as per Gun Traders Guide) in EX condition is around $300. In my experience, $250 to $300. is pretty standard for most old doubles. Unless rare make/model.
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    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    I sold one last year in .410 for $350 excellent condition.
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    .410's usually bring a premium.
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    The date code is on the bottom of the receiver between the hinge and trigger guard. Its not on the water table. It will be a letter and a number in an oval. The letter is the code. This code was used between 1949-1970.
    A 1949 B 1950 C 1951 D 1952 E 1953 F 1954 G 1955 H 1956 I 1957


    J 1958 K 1959 L 1960 M 1961 N 1962 P 1963 R 1964 S 1965 T 1966


    U 1967 V 1968 W 1969 X1970
  7. tom c

    tom c New Member

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    I understand the circle B is 1950--What does the KP mean?
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    I think you're still looking on the water table with the barrels open. Look on the bottom between the trigger guard and hinge. There will be a letter and a number in the same oval.

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    I found 17e in a circle at trigger guard---B in circle with KP when breech open. new pic--info??

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    According to the 2014 standard catalog of firearms, 350.00 for one in good condition is just about right.
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    E is 1953. I doubt anybody knows what the circled letters on the water table mean. I haven't found any leads on their meaning at any rate.
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