stevens model 311A 16 ga

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by tom c, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. tom c

    tom c New Member

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    May 18, 2011
    al
    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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  2. sharps4590

    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2013
    Missouri Ozarks
    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.
     

  3. Fatstrat

    Fatstrat Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2003
    Okla.
    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.
     
  4. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    I sold one last year in .410 for $350 excellent condition.
     
  5. Fatstrat

    Fatstrat Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2003
    Okla.
    .410's usually bring a premium.
     
  6. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    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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    May 18, 2011
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    I understand the circle B is 1950--What does the KP mean?
     
  8. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    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.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. tom c

    tom c New Member

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    May 18, 2011
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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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  10. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    According to the 2014 standard catalog of firearms, 350.00 for one in good condition is just about right.
     
  11. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    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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