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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Savage/ Stevens 311

My brother got his hands on this shotgun series H. It has the serial no. D874446. Can anyone date this for me and give me any info relating to this shotgun? Thanks, Adam
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010, 11:38 PM
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Re: Savage/ Stevens 311

Is there a circled letter near the hinge pin or trigger guard?

I don't think the D prefix on the serial number is used for manufacture date on those guns? However I may be wrong and that would make it a 1952?? I don't think the Stevens had serial numbers until the late 60's??

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-03-2010, 07:44 PM
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Re: Savage/ Stevens 311

I have that information tucked away on my home PC somewhere as I got a couple of 311s a few years ago. I'll see if I can find it tonight. A better forum to ask is the Savage Shooters forum.

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Re: Savage/ Stevens 311

Double barrel shotguns were date coded between 1949 & 1970. This code can usually be found behind the hinge pin or ahead of the trigger guard on the bottom of the frame and is a small circle with a letter and a number in it.
The letters indicate the year of manufacture starting with "A" in 1949 and ending with "X" in 1970. The letters "O" & "Q" were not used.
A 1949 I 1957 S 1965
B 1950 J 1958 T 1966
C 1951 K 1959 U 1967
D 1952 L 1960 V 1968
E 1953 M1961 W 1969
F 1954 N 1962 X 1970
G 1955 P 1963
H 1956 R 1964
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